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Product score: 02

Data Availability:

Limited

OSEA Vitamin Sea Serum

OSEA Vitamin Sea Serum

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CATEGORY

Serums & Essences

BRAND

OSEA

DATA LAST UPDATED

May 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    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: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
MONTMORILLONITE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, bulking agent, emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, viscosityincreasing agent - aqueous, bulking, emulsion stabilising, stabilising, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
FUCUS SERRATUS EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
ENTEROMORPHA COMPRESSA (LINNAEUS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ENTEROMORPHA COMPRESSA EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin protectant, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
PALMARIA PALMATA (DULSE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PALMARIA PALMATA EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM (KNOTTED WRACK) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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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: 01
SORBITOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, plasticiser, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ALGAE/ SEAWEED/ KELP (SPECIES UNSPECIFIED)
Appeared as: GIGARTINA SKOTTSBERGII EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
UNDARIA PINNATIFIDA EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
JUGLANS REGIA (PERSIAN WALNUT) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: JUGLANS REGIA SEED EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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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: 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: 01
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Appeared as: MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE (VITAMIN C)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
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Ingredient score: 01
PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA (INDIAN GOOSEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
TETRAHYDROCURCUMIN
Appeared as: TETRAHYDRO CURCUMINOIDS
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 02
FERULIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, preservative, ultraviolet light absorber, antimicrobial
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE
Appeared as: DI-POTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZINATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, ultraviolet light absorber, antimicrobial, astringent, emollient, humectant, masking, oral care, skin conditioning, skin protecting, tonic, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
TOCOPHEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 02
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM (HONEYSUCKLE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: LONICERA JAPONICA EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
PHOSPHOLIPIDS
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
MALTODEXTRIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, hair conditioning agent;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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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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Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua, Montmorillonite, Fucus Serratus Extract, Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Gigartina Skottsbergii Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Juglans Regia Seed Extract, Olea Europaea Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Tetrahydro Curcuminoids, Ferulic Acid, Di-Potassium Glycyrrhizinate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lonicera Caprifolium Extract, Lonicera Japonica Extract, Phospholipids, Maltodextrin, Potassium Sorbate

Product's animal testing policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.


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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Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

LEARN MORE ON LEAPINGBUNNY.ORG

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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