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ANIA Prickly Retinol Serum

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This product bears the EWG VERIFIED™ mark, meaning that the product meets EWG’s strictest standards for health and safety. It avoids any of the ingredients on EWG’s “Unacceptable List” and provides full transparency of ingredients, including fragrance.

Ingredient List

The specific formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists. At the time of verification, the ingredients in this formulation were used at a concentration below EWG’s health and safety limit, and therefore did not pose significant human health concerns. Click on an ingredient for more information.

BAKUCHIOL
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic biocide, antimicrobial
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BUTYLENE GLYCOL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscositydecreasing agent, humectant, masking, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CAPRYLYL/ CAPRYL GLUCOSIDE
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, foaming, surfactant
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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COCOS NUCIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
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GLUCONOLACTONE
Appeared as: GLUCONOLACTONE (PHA)
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, solvent
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GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE)
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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HYALURONIC ACID
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, humectant, moisturising, skin conditioning
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LECITHIN
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, antistatic, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • 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)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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LEUCONOSTOC/ RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE
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FUNCTION(S) antidandruff, antimicrobial
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MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA LEAF EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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OPUNTIA FICUS-INDICA SEED OIL
Appeared as: OPUNTIA FICUS-INDICA (PRICKLY PEAR SEED) OIL
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PANTHENOL
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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POLYGLYCERYL-4 CAPRATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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POLYGLYCERYL-6 CAPRYLATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX ALBA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, astringent, skin conditioning, soothing, tonic
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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WATER
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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XANTHAN GUM
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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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

EWG Verified

This product bears the EWG VERIFIEDTM mark - its formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists, and the company behind the product has shown its ingredients meet all of the EWG’s strict criteria. When it was verified, the ingredients in this formulation did not pose significant human health concerns.

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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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

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Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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