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ANIA Prickly Retinol Serum

EWG scientists reviewed the ANIA Prickly Retinol Serum product label collected on October 01, 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. ANIA Prickly Retinol Serum is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: October 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Robust

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

None

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
GLUCONOLACTONE
Appeared as: GLUCONOLACTONE (PHA)

None
OPUNTIA FICUS-INDICA SEED OIL
Appeared as: OPUNTIA FICUS-INDICA (PRICKLY PEAR SEED) OIL

Limited

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

Fair

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE)

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX ALBA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

None

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, Polyglyceryl-6 Caprylate, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Gluconolactone (PHA), Opuntia ficus-indica (Prickly Pear Seed) Oil, Butylene Glycol, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin (Vegetable), Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Bakuchiol, Magnolia Grandiflora Leaf Extract

Directions from packaging:

How to use: Shake well before use. After cleansing and toning, apply 3-5 drops directly to face and neck. Use once or twice daily. Can also be used on the chest area. When to use: Cleanser > Toner > Serum > Moisturiser

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