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Pura D'or Professional 20% Vitamin C Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Pura D'or Professional 20% Vitamin C Serum product label collected on October 13, 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 Pura D'or Professional 20% Vitamin C Serum is 5.

Data last updated: October 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

None

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

Fair

• 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

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: DEIZED ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

None
TREMELLA FUCIFORMIS SPOROCARP EXTRACT
Appeared as: TREMELLA FUCIFORMIS SPOROCARP (WHITE JELLY MUSHROOM) EXTRACT

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

Limited
DIMETHYL SULFONE
Appeared as: METHYLSULFONYLMETHANE

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited

Limited
OCTANOHYDROXAMIC ACID
Appeared as: CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

DECOLORIZED ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE*, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), PROPANEDIOL, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) BARK EXTRACT*, TREMELLA FUCIFORMIS SPOROCARP (WHITE JELLY MUSHROOM) EXTRACT, BETAINE, GLYCERIN, HYALURONIC ACID, FERULIC ACID, METHYLSULFONYLMETHANE, TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)*, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL*, RETINOL (VITAMIN A), SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL*, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL* , PHYTIC ACID, SODIUM CITRATE, SODIUM METABISULFITE, XANTHAN GUM, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID, POLYSORBATE 20.

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