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AHC Essential Real Eye Cream for Face

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the AHC Essential Real Eye Cream for Face product label collected on November 17, 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 AHC Essential Real Eye Cream for Face is 8.

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Data last updated: November 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)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINOL (VITAMIN A)
Appeared as: RETINOL

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

Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE/PARFUM

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair
AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE
Appeared as: AMMONIA

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Limited
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

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

None

Limited

Fair

Limited

None
HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER
Appeared as: HYDROXYETHY ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER

None

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Limited
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT

Limited

None

None

Limited
EPILOBIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (WILLOW HERB) EXTRACT
Appeared as: EPILOBIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT

Limited

None

None

Limited
NYMPHAEA ALBA (WHITE WATER LILY) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: NYMPHAEA ALBA FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
ANASTATICA HIEROCHUNTICA (TRUE ROSE-OF-JERICHO) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANASTATICA HIEROCHUNTICA EXTRACT

None

Limited
ASPARAGUS OFFICINALIS (ASPARAGUS) STEM EXTRACT
Appeared as: ASPARAGUS OFFICINALIS STEM EXTRACT

None

Limited
ALCHEMILLA VULGARIS (LADY'S MANTLE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALCHEMILLA VULGARIS EXTRACT

Limited
MALVA SYLVESTRIS (COMMON MALLOW) EXTRACT
Appeared as: MALVA SYLVESTRIS (MALLOW) EXTRACT

None

Limited
VERONICA OFFICINALIS (SPEEDWELL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: VERONICA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT

None

None

Limited

Fair

Fair

None

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: BORAGO OFFICINALIS SEED OIL

Limited

Fair

None

• Use restrictions (low)

None

None

Fair

Limited

Limited
CENTAUREA CYANUS (CORNFLOWER) FLOWER WATER
Appeared as: CENTAUREA CYANUS FLOWER WATER

Limited
HELICHRYSUM ITALICUM (EVERLASTING) FLOWER WATER
Appeared as: HELICHRYSUM ITALICUM FLOWER WATER

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

None

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

None

Fair
ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) OIL

Fair

None

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited

None

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Limited

None

Fair

None

None
PVP/ POLYCARBAMYL POLYGLYCOL ESTER
Appeared as: VP/POLYCARBAMYL POLYGLYCOL ESTER

None

Fair

Fair

Limited

Fair

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

None

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

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

Limited

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Limited

None

Fair

Fair
L-ORNITHINE
Appeared as: ORNITHINE

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Robust
SEA SALT
Appeared as: SEA SALT/MARIS SAL/SEL MARIN

Fair

Robust

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

Fair

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

None

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:

WATER/AQUA/EAU, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, METHYLPROPANEDIOL, BETAINE, HYDROGENATED POLY(C6-14 OLEFIN), CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, GLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, NIACINAMIDE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, HYDROXYETHY ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, POLYSORBATE 60, DIOSCOREA JAPONICA ROOT EXTRACT, SQUALANE, PANTHENOL, LECITHIN, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER OIL, FRAGRANCE/PARFUM, POLYQUATERNIUM-51, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, FICUS CARICA (FIG) FRUIT EXTRACT, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) EXTRACT, PSEUDOALTEROMONAS FERMENT EXTRACT, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL EXTRACT, EPILOBIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, PHASEOLUS LUNATUS (GREEN BEAN) SEED EXTRACT, RHODODENDRON FERRUGINEUM EXTRACT, SAUSSUREA INVOLUCRATA EXTRACT, NYMPHAEA ALBA FLOWER EXTRACT, COLLAGEN EXTRACT, ANASTATICA HIEROCHUNTICA EXTRACT, LEPIDIUM MEYENII ROOT EXTRACT, ASPARAGUS OFFICINALIS STEM EXTRACT, SALICORNIA HERBACEA EXTRACT, ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT, ALCHEMILLA VULGARIS EXTRACT, MALVA SYLVESTRIS (MALLOW) EXTRACT, MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF EXTRACT, PRIMULA VERIS EXTRACT, VERONICA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT, PLANKTON EXTRACT, GLYCOSYL TREHALOSE, HYDROGENATED STARCH HYDROLYSATE, RAFFINOSE, ADENOSINE, BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1, DISODIUM EDTA, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE, XANTHAN GUM, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, BORAGO OFFICINALIS SEED OIL, OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM PALMITOYL PROLINE, CETYL HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, CERAMIDE NP, FOLIC ACID, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CENTAUREA CYANUS FLOWER WATER, HELICHRYSUM ITALICUM FLOWER WATER, HYDROLYZED LUPINE PROTEIN, RUTIN, BIFIDA FERMENT LYSATE, CHOLESTEROL, MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA SEED OIL, ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) OIL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, PROPANEDIOL, SCHIZOSACCHAROMYCES FERMENT FILTRATE, PHYTOSPHINGOSINE, TROMETHAMINE, MALTODEXTRIN, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HYDROXYDECYL UBIQUINONE, SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE, ALCOHOL, HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN, SACCHARIDE HYDROLYSATE, SORBITAN LAURATE, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, CERAMIDE AP, VP/POLYCARBAMYL POLYGLYCOL ESTER, HYDROLYZED SESAME PROTEIN PG-PROPYL METHYLSILANEDIOL, CALCIUM GLUCONATE, CARBOMER, GLUCONOLACTONE, ACETIC ACID, ARGININE FERULATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, 1-METHYLHYDANTOIN-2-IMIDE, ALANINE, AMMONIA, ARGININE, ASPARAGINE, ASPARTIC ACID, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, CERAMIDE EOP, CITRULLINE, CYSTEINE, DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, FORMIC ACID, GLUCOSAMINE HCL, GLUTAMIC ACID, GLUTAMINE, GLYCINE, HISTIDINE, ISOLEUCINE, LACTIC ACID, LEUCINE, LYSINE, MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE, MAGNESIUM CITRATE, MAGNESIUM PCA, METHIONINE, ORNITHINE, PHENYLALANINE, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, PROLINE, RETINOL, SEA SALT/MARIS SAL/SEL MARIN, SERINE, SODIUM LACTATE, SUCROSE, TAURINE, THREONINE, TRYPTOPHAN, TYROSINE, UREA, URIC ACID, VALINE, PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7, PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-5, ASCORBIC ACID POLYPEPTIDE, ACETYL DIPEPTIDE-1 CETYL ESTER, PALMITOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-4, ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE-8, COPPER TRIPEPTIDE-1, ACETYL TRIPEPTIDE-1, PALMITOYL HEXAPEPTIDE-12, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE

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