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SeSpring So Rich Hydrating Gel

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Facial Moisturizer/Treatment

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SeSpring

DATA LAST UPDATED

October 2020

EWG Verified Product

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.

1,2-HEXANEDIOL
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emulsion stabilising, film forming, viscosity controlling
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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ADENOSINE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) external analgesic, humectant, oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
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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BETAINE
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• 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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BIOFLAVONOIDS
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning, soothing
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BRASSICA OLERACEA ITALICA (BROCCOLI) EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent, astringent
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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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BUTYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/ DICAPRATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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CAMELLIA JAPONICA FLOWER EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) emollient, skin conditioning
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CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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CETEARYL ALCOHOL
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasingagent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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CETYL ALCOHOL
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, opacifying agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent;surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, masking, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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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DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS 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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DIMETHICONE
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, antifoaming, emollient, skin conditioning, skin protecting
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (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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DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, masking, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• 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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DISODIUM EDTA
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption

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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ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

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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EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: EUTERPE OLERACEA FRUIT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, hair conditioning
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GLYCERIN
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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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GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
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HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES FRUIT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, masking, skin conditioning
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HYDROGENATED PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, skin conditioning
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HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, emollient
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• 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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HYDROXYACETOPHENONE
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• 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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LYCIUM CHINENSE FRUIT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
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NELUMBO NUCIFERA (SACRED LOTUS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: NELUMBO NUCIFERA LEAF EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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NELUMBO NUCIFERA (SACRED LOTUS) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: NELUMBO NUCIFERA FLOWER EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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NELUMBO NUCIFERA (SACRED LOTUS) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: NELUMBO NUCIFERA SEED EXTRACT
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NELUMBO NUCIFERA (SACRED WATER LOTUS) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: NELUMBO NUCIFERA ROOT EXTRACT
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NIACINAMIDE
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, smoothing
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PAEONIA ALBIFLORA (WHITE PEONY) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: PAEONIA ALBIFLORA FLOWER EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, tonic
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PENTYLENE GLYCOL
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, skin conditioning
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PHENOXYETHANOL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

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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PHYTOSTERYL/ OCTYLDODECYL LAUROYL GLUTAMATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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POLYGLYCERYL-2 STEARATE
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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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PPG-24-GLYCERETH-24
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, surfactant - emulsifying agent
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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PROPANEDIOL
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

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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PRUNUS SALICINA FRUIT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
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PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PUNICA GRANATUM FRUIT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, not reported
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SODIUM HYALURONATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant, skin conditioning
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STEARYL ALCOHOL
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - foambooster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, masking, opacifying, refatting, surfactant, 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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TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
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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TROMETHAMINE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, masking
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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VACCINIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (BLUEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
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VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, astringent
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WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water(Aqua), Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Niacinamide, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-2-Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Camellia Japonica Flower Extract, Paeonia Albiflora Flower Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Root Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, PPG-24-Glycereth-24, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Betaine, Propanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Bioflavonoids, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Prunus Salicina Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Phenoxyethanol.

Directions from packaging:

A little bit goes a long way! Gently massage into skin on face and neck using an upward, circular motion. Use after cleansing and toning. Fo all skin types. For dry or combination skin, use in the morning and replace with So Rich Moisturizing Cream at night. For oily or sensitive skin, use morning and night as the last step of your skincare routine.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes if irritation occurs, discontinue use.

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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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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