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Urban Skin Rx Even Tone Resurfacing At Home Peel Pads

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Urban Skin Rx Even Tone Resurfacing At Home Peel Pads product label collected on September 03, 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 Urban Skin Rx Even Tone Resurfacing At Home Peel Pads is 5.

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Data last updated: September 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • 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

• Cancer (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Good

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

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

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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

Limited
BAMBUSA VULGARIS (BAMBOO) EXTRACT
Appeared as: BAMBUSA VULGARIS LEAF/STEM EXTRACT

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

Fair

Fair

Fair

None

Limited

Limited
SODIUM COCOYL AMINO ACIDS
Appeared as: SODIUM COCOYL

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE
Appeared as: GLUTAMATE

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

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, LACTIC ACID, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, PHYTIC ACID, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, BAMBUSA VULGARIS LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, PISUM SATIVUM (PEA) EXTRACT, MEDICAGO SATIVA (ALFALFA) EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, GLYCERIN, CAPRYLYL/CAPRYL GLUCOSIDE, ARBUTIN, NIACINAMIDE, GLUTATHIONE, ALLANTOIN, BISABOLOL, POLYSORBATE 20, RETINOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, BIOSACCHARIDE GUM, GLUCOSAMINE HCL, SODIUM COCOYL, GLUTAMATE, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, POLYGLYCERYL-6 OLEATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, SODIUM SURFACTIN, AZELAIC ACID, KOJIC ACID, GLUCONIC ACID, CITRIC ACID

Directions from packaging:

After cleansing, apply the pad to the full face and neck or body while avoiding the eye area. Do not rinse off unless the skin is stinging for more than 3-5 minutes.

Warnings from packaging:

This product contains an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.

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