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Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum product label collected on October 28, 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 Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum is 4.

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Data last updated: October 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Neurotoxicity
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited

• 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)

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

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair
FD&C RED NO. 4 (CI 14700)
Appeared as: RED 4 (CI 14700)

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA FRUIT EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU

None
ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID
Appeared as: 3-O-ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID

None

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS SINENSIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

Fair

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited
CARAMEL COLOR
Appeared as: CARAMEL

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES EXTRACT

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

Limited
LYCIUM BARBARUM (MATRIMONY VINE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LYCIUM BARBARUM FRUIT EXTRACT

None

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

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:

Aqua/Water/Eau, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Gluconolactone, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Triethyl Citrate, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Betaine, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Aminomethyl Propanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Gluconic Acid, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Succinoglycan, Phytic Acid, Mica, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid, Caramel, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sodium Phytate, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Red 4 (Ci 14700).

Directions from packaging:

Apply evenly to face and neck daily. After fully absorbed, follow with the OLEHENRIKSEN moisturizer of your choice

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