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Akar Skin Restore Eye Serum

EWG scientists reviewed the Akar Skin Restore Eye Serum product label collected on January 06, 2020 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. Akar Skin Restore Eye Serum is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: January 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) SEED EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

None
ADANSONIA DIGITATA SEED OIL
Appeared as: ADANSONIA DIGITATA (BAOBAB) SEED OIL

None
LYCIUM BARBARUM SEED OIL
Appeared as: LYCIUM BARBARUM (GOJI) SEED OIL

Limited

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL

Limited

Limited
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDERBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

None

Limited

Limited

Limited
CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM (ALEXANDRIAN LAUREL) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM (TAMANU) SEED OIL

Limited

None
CORTHELLUS SHIITAKE EXTRACT
Appeared as: CORTHELLUS SHIITAKE (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT

None
OENOTHERA BIENNIS SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) SEED EXTRACT

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

• Cancer (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

*Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil, *Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Seed Oil, *Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Fruit Extract, *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Oil, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Lupinus Albus (White Lupin) Seed Extract, *Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, *Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Lecithin, *Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, *Corthellus Shiitake (Mushroom) Extract, *Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Extract, *Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Extract, Bisabolol, Tocopherol, *Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Oxycoccus Palustris (Cranberry) Seed Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract (*Organic or Wildharvested)

Directions from packaging:

Place 2 drops onto palm. Press palms together to warm oil and over closed eyes for 10 seconds. Follow with gentle tapping around the eye. Avoid inner eye area. Store in a cool, dark place out of direct sunlight.

Warnings from packaging:

Patch testing recommended. Contact physician if irritation occur. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children

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