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Versed Gentle Retinol Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Versed Gentle Retinol Serum product label collected on January 15, 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. EWG's rating for Versed Gentle Retinol Serum is 4.

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Data last updated: January 2020

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)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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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)

Limited

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA SEED OIL

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Limited

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

Robust

Fair

None

Limited

Limited
CRITHMUM MARITIMUM (SEA FENNEL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CRITHMUM MARITIMUM EXTRACT

Limited
PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA (MOUTAN) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA EXTRACT

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

Limited
CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CARICA PAPAYA EXTRACT

None

Limited

Fair

Limited
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) OIL
Appeared as: HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES OIL

None
OPUNTIA COCCINELLIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: OPUNTIA CONCCINELLIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Fair

None

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, SODIUM ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, RETINOL, BAKUCHIOL, CRITHMUM MARITIMUM EXTRACT, GLYCERIN, PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA EXTRACT, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, HYDROXYPROPYL CYCLODEXTRIN, SODIUM HYALURONATE, CARICA PAPAYA EXTRACT, XYLITYLGLUCOSIDE, ANHYDROXYLITOL, XYLITOL, HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES OIL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, OPUNTIA CONCCINELLIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT, ROSA CANINA SEED OIL, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, CHLOROPHYLL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL, NYLON-12, ISOHEXADECANE, POLYSORBATE 80, TREHALOSE, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

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