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Aesop Seeking Silence Facial Hydrator

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Aesop Seeking Silence Facial Hydrator product label collected on July 24, 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 Aesop Seeking Silence Facial Hydrator is 3.

Data last updated: July 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

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)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Limited

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

None

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Limited

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

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATE
Appeared as: COCO-CAPRYLATE

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

Limited

None

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None

Limited

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

Limited
NARCISSUS TAZETTA (CREAM NARCISSUS) BULB EXTRACT
Appeared as: NARCISSUS TAZETTA BULB EXTRACT

Limited

None

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

None

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

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

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Squalane, Coco-Caprylate, Tribehenin PEG 20 Esters, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Saccharide Isomerate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lecithin, Silica, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Sodium Gluconate, Lauroyl Lysine, Benzyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Bisabolol, Maltodextrin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Tocopherol, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Fusanus Spicatus Wood Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Polyglycerin-3, Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract, Juniperus Communis Fruit Oil, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Tropolone, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Linalool, Farnesol, Limonene.

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