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Alchimie Forever Advanced Retinol Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Alchimie Forever Advanced Retinol Serum product label collected on November 21, 2019 for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Alchimie Forever Advanced Retinol Serum is 6.

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Data last updated: November 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINOL (VITAMIN A)
Appeared as: RETINOL

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE/PARFUM

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited
TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (RED CLOVER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (CLOVER) FLOWER EXTRACT

None
MALUS DOMESTICA FRUIT CELL CULTURE
Appeared as: MALUS DOMESTICA FRUIT CELL CULTURE EXTRACT

Fair

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water/Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isononyl Isononanoate, Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Allyl Methacrylates Crosspolymer, Squalane, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Retinol, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum (Edelweiss) Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tocopherol, Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Metabisulfite, Isomalt, Disodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Fragrance/Parfum, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Amyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Limonene

Directions from packaging:

Apply a pea-sized amount in the evening to clean, dry skin, on face and neck, avoiding the eye area, once to twice per week. Follow with a moisturizer if desired. For sensitive skin, begin using once per week to allow skin to acclimate, and gradually work up to recommended frequency of use. Protect your results by wearing sunscreen daily. Flaking and redness may be possible.

Warnings from packaging:

Do not use this product if you are nursing or pregnant. Avoid facial waxing for 72 hours pre and post application.

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