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InstaNatural Youth Express Eye Gel

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the InstaNatural Youth Express Eye Gel product label collected on March 24, 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 InstaNatural Youth Express Eye Gel is 3.

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Data last updated: March 2021

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good
PCA

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA

Limited

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

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

None

None
GLOBULARIA CORDIFOLIA CALLUS EXTRACT
Appeared as: GLOBULARIA CORDIFOLIA CALLUS CULTURE EXTRACT

None

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited

Fair

None

Limited
CASSIA ANGUSTIFOLIA (ALEXANDRIAN SENNA) SEED POLYSACCHARIDE
Appeared as: CASSIA ANGUSTIFOLIA SEED POLYSACCHARIDE

None

Limited
LIMNANTHES VERSICOLOR (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL

Limited

Limited

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

Limited
HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS (CHINESE HIBISCUS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT

None
BOSWELLIA CARTERII (FRANKINCENSE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: BOSWELLIA CARTERII RESIN EXTRACT

Limited
EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS (EYEBRIGHT) EXTRACT
Appeared as: EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT

Limited
MUSHROOM EXTRACT
Appeared as: GANODERMA LUCIDERM (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

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

Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT

Limited
GERANIUM MACULATUM (SPOTTED CRANESBILL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: GERANIUM MACULATUM EXTRACT

Limited
TARAXACUM OFFICINALE (DANDELION) EXTRACT
Appeared as: TARAXACUM OFFICINALE EXTRACT

Fair

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Fair
GINKGO BILOBA (MAIDENHAIR TREE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT

• Cancer (moderate)

None
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: PUNICA GRANATUM SEED EXTRACT

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Robust

Limited

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

Fair

None

Limited

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

Aqua, Glycerin*, Pentylene Glycol*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Globularia Cordifolia Callus Culture Extract, Sorbitan Oleate Decylglucoside Crosspolymer*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Dimethyl Sulfone, Carbomer, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Vinca Major Extract, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Glucosyl Hesperidin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Flower Extract, Boswellia Carterii Resin Extract, Euphrasia Officinalis Extract, Ganoderma Luciderm (Mushroom) Extract, Tocopherol*, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate*, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Geranium Maculatum Extract, Taraxacum Officinale Extract, Arginine, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Punica Granatum Seed Extract, Aspartic Acid, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, PCA, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Phytate*, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate*, Hydroxyacetophenone, Propanediol*, Benzyl Alcohol*.

Directions from packaging:

Using your ring finger, apply a small amount of gel around the eye area, morning and night. Avoid applying to the lashline. May be worn under makeup.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Discontinue use if redness or irritation occurs. Avoid direct contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. Keep out of reach of children.

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