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Maelove Retinol Super Serum, Moonlight

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Maelove Retinol Super Serum, Moonlight product label collected on December 23, 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 Maelove Retinol Super Serum, Moonlight is 4.

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Data last updated: December 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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good
RETINAL
Appeared as: RETINAL (RETINALDEHYDE)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (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
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (D-ALPHA)

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
BISABOLOL
Appeared as: BISABOLOL (L-ALPHA)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

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

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Fair

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited
SQUALANE
Appeared as: SQUALINE

• Endocrine disruption (low)

None

None
MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA (SOUTHERN MAGNOLIA) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: MICHELIA ALBA (MAGNOLIA) FLOWER OIL

Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER
Appeared as: HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA WATER (WITCH HAZEL)

Limited
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT

None
RUBUS CHAMAEMORUS SEED OIL
Appeared as: RUBUS CHAMAEMORUS (CLOUD BERRY) SEED OIL

Fair

Limited

Limited
POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM EXTRACT
Appeared as: POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM (GIANT KNOTWEED) EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

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

Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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:

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Aqua (Water), Niacinamide, Cyclodextrin, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Gluconolactone, Squaline, Bisabolol (L-Alpha), Ceramide NP, Michelia Alba (Magnolia) Flower Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloud Berry) Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate (D-alpha), Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Retinal (Retinaldehyde), Polygonum Cuspidatum (Giant Knotweed) Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Maltodextrin, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Gluconate, Polysorbate 20, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Alcohol, Alcohol Denat

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