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Product score: 04

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Fourth Ray Beauty Face Serum, Reveal 10% AHA

Fourth Ray Beauty Face Serum, Reveal 10% AHA

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Fourth Ray Beauty

DATA LAST UPDATED

March 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 06
FD&C RED NO. 40 (CI 16035)
Appeared as: RED 40 (CI 16035)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Contamination concerns (MERCURY, 6-METHOXY-M-TOLUIDINE, ANILINE, and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredient score: 06
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant
CONCERNS • 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))
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Ingredient score: 04
LACTIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) exfoliant, fragrance ingredient, humectant, ph adjuster, skin-conditioning agent -humectant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, buffering, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
GLYCOLIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) exfoliant, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioningagent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
POLYSORBATE-20
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
PROPANEDIOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
LACTOBACILLUS/ PUNICA GRANATUM FRUIT FERMENT EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
FRAGARIA VESCA (STRAWBERRY) FRUIT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/FRAGARIA ANANASSA (STRAWBERRY) FRUIT FERMENT FILTRATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) proprietary, astringent, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM HYALURONATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ALLANTOIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin protectant, skin conditioning, skin protecting, soothing
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Ingredient score: 01
SILICA, CRYSTALLINE (QUARTZ)
Appeared as: QUARTZ
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive
CONCERNS • Cancer (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
LEUCONOSTOC/ RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) antidandruff, antimicrobial
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL ACRYLATE/ ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) humectant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
HEXYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, emulsifying, perfuming, skin conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredients from packaging:

water, lactic acid, glycerin, propanediol, propylene glycol, sodium hydroxide, glycolic acid, citric acid, lactobacillus/punica granatum fruit ferment extract, lactobacillus/fragaria ananassa (strawberry) fruit ferment filtrate, sodium hyaluronate, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) fruit extract, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel extract, allantoin, quartz, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, xanthan gum, glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer, polysorbate 20, potassium sorbate, caprylyl glycol, hexylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, red 40 (ci 16035), yellow 5 (ci 19140).

Directions from packaging:

at night, apply 2-3 drops to clean skin. initially use 1-2 times weekly. for non-sensitive skin types, you can gradually increase use to every other day as your skin allows. discontinue use if irritation occurs. avoid contact with eyes.

Warnings from packaging:

sunburn alert! this product contains an aha that may increase your skin s sensitivity to the sun and the possibility of a sunburn. use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterward. alpha hydroxy acids should not be used on peeling or broken skin.

Product's animal testing policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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