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Boscia Booster Serum, Vitamin C with Caviar Lime

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Boscia Booster Serum, Vitamin C with Caviar Lime product label collected on March 05, 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 Boscia Booster Serum, Vitamin C with Caviar Lime is 2.

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Data last updated: March 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Fair

• 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)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU

None
ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID
Appeared as: 3-O-ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID

None
CITRUS AUSTRALASICA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: MICROCITRUS AUSTRALASICA FRUIT EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS (ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS EXTRACT

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Limited
EPILOBIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (WILLOW HERB) EXTRACT
Appeared as: EPILOBIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT

Fair

None

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

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/Aqua/Eau, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Glycerin, Microcitrus Australasica Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Peel Extract, Tocopherol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyacetophenone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Lysolecithin, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Metabisulfite

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