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Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum product label collected on January 28, 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 Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum is 3.

Data last updated: January 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

None

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINESIS LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Fair

Limited

None
IMPERATA CYLINDRICA ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: IMPERATA CYLINDRICA EXTRACT

Fair

Fair

Limited

Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) STEROLS
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA STEROLS

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

None

None

Limited
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT

None

None

Limited

None
STEARYL GLYCYRRHETINATE
Appeared as: STEARYL GLYCYRRHIZATE

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: VITIS VINIFERA SEED EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS OIL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA LEAF EXTRACT

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None
SPIRAEA ULMARIA (MEADOWSWEET) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: SPIRAEA ULMARIA FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA (INDIAN GOOSEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PHYLLANTHUS EMBILICA FRUIT EXTRACT

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited
GLUCOSAMINE HCL
Appeared as: GLUCOSEAMINE HCL

Limited

Fair
YEAST
Appeared as: SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE

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

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

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

Fair

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:

Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Imperata Cylindrica Extract, Linoleic Acid, Phospholipids, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycine Soja Sterols, Glyceryl Stearate, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Citrus Noblis Peel Oil, Centella Asiatica Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Darutoside, Stearyl Glycyrrhizate, Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract, Camellia Sinesis leaf Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Panthenol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Linoleamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Tocopherol, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Yeast Polysaccharides, Olea Europaea Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract, Phyllanthus Embilica Fruit Extract, Disodium EDTA, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Glucoseamine HCL, Algae Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Polysorbate 20, Xanthan Gum, Leucine, Valine, Tyrosine, Arginine, Lysine

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