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No. 7 Laboratories Resurfacing Skin Paste

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the No. 7 Laboratories Resurfacing Skin Paste product label collected on November 30, 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 No. 7 Laboratories Resurfacing Skin Paste is 5.

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Data last updated: November 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• 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))

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

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

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair

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

None

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (high)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER/EAU)

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS FRUIT/LEAF EXTRACT

Fair

Limited

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

Limited

None

Limited

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:

Glycerin, Aqua (Water/Eau), Glycolic acid, Polysorbate 60, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil, Gluconolactone, Ammonium glycyrrhizate, Polyacrylate crosspolymer-6, Potassium hydroxide, Panthenol, Vaccinium myrtillus fruit/leaf extract, Xanthan gum, Bisabolol, Sodium PCA, Saccharum officinarum (Sugarcane) extract, Citrus limon (Lemon) fruit extract, T-butyl alcohol, Citrus aurantium dulcis (Orange) fruit extract, Magnesium PCA, Tetrasodium EDTA, Zinc PCA, Acer saccharum (Sugar maple) extract, Manganese PCA, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium sorbate, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 14700 (Red 4).

Directions from packaging:

For best results, use the No7 Laboratories Resurfacing Paste 2-3 times weekly. Apply an even layer of the resurfacing paste to cleansed skin, avoiding the eye, brow & lip area Leave on for 15 minutes (you may experience a light tingling sensation) Soak your muslin cloth in warm water then remove by gently buffing the skin, ensuring all traces of product are removed Finally, rinse the cloth in cool water and press onto the skin before gently patting skin dry

Warnings from packaging:

: Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.

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