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Product score: 06

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Epara Skincare Moisurizing Face Cream (2020 formulation)

Epara Skincare Moisurizing Face Cream (2020 formulation)

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CATEGORY

Facial Moisturizer/Treatment

BRAND

Epara

DATA LAST UPDATED

October 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • MODERATE
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 07
OCTINOXATE
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) uv absorber, uv filter
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
NIACINAMIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, smoothing
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL STEARATE SE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 01
HEXYL LAURATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, solvent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
OXYBENZONE
Appeared as: BENZOPHENONE-3
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber, uv absorber, uv filter
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosityincreasing agent - nonaqueous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 05
OCTISALATE
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber, uv absorber, uv filter
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
MORINGA OLEIFERA SEED EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SCLEROCARYA BIRREA SEED OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning, humectant
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Ingredient score: 01
ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsion stabilising, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PLANKTON EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 03
LECITHIN
Data Availability: Good
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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 (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
BEHENYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, binding, emollient, emulsion stabilising, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYACRYLATE-15
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) film forming
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Ingredient score: 03
ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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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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Ingredient score: 01
POLYACRYLATE-17
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) film forming
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 02
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data Availability: Limited
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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)
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Ingredient score: 01
C11-15 PARETH-40
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent, cleansing, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATES (C11-15) SECONDARY
Appeared as: C11-15 PARETH-7
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
TETRASODIUM GLUTAMATE DIACETATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating
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Ingredient score: 05
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL
Appeared as: CANANGA ODORATA FLOWER OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) OIL
Appeared as: BOSWELLIA CARTERII (FRANKINCENSE) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM HYALURONATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 06
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM (NEROLI) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM LAURYL SULFOSUCCINATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, surfactant - hydrotrope, cleansing, foam boosting, foaming, hydrotrope, skin conditioning, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM LAURETH-12 SULFATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 05
GERANIOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 05
BHT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
TOCOPHEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM ASCORBATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
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Ingredient score: 04
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (Water), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Niacinamide, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Hexyl Laurate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Benzophenone-3, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Arachidyl Alcohol, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Plankton Extract, Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyacrylate-15, Arachidyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Polyacrylate-17, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, C11-15 Pareth-40, C11-15 Pareth-7, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Citric Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Geraniol, BHT, Tocopherol, Sodium Ascorbate, Sodium Hydroxide, Linalool, Citronellol, Limonene, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Farnesol

Product's animal testing policies

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Unknown

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Understanding scores

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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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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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