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Shine Skincare Co. Vitamin C Moisturizer

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shine Skincare Co. Vitamin C Moisturizer product label collected on March 17, 2021 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 Shine Skincare Co. Vitamin C Moisturizer is 4.

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Data last updated: March 2021

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT OIL
Appeared as: ROSEHIP OIL

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: GREEN TEA EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

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

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

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

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCONUT OIL

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
STEARIC ACID
Appeared as: STERIC ACID

Limited

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

Fair
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMBER FRUIT EXTRACT

None

None
GREEN CLAY
Appeared as: GREEN CLAY EXTRACT

Limited
VACCINIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (BLUEBERRY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: BLUEBERRY EXTRACT

Limited
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: RASPBERRY EXTRACT

Limited
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CRANBERRY EXTRACT

Limited
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: WHITE WILLOW BARK EXTRACT

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: VITAMIN E

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
AZADIRACHTA INDICA (NEEM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: NEEM SEED OIL

None

None

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSEMARY EXTRACT

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 Vera, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Coconut Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Cetyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Glycerin, Steric Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Green Tea Extract, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Vitamin C Ester, Green Clay Extract, Blueberry Extract, Raspberry Extract, Cranberry Extract, White Willow Bark Extract, Rosehip Oil, Vitamin E, Neem Seed Oil, Mandarin Oil, Lemon Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Rosemary Extract, Tetrasodium EDTA

Directions from packaging:

Apply to clean face after facial serum.Follow with sunscreen

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