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Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics Lifting Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics Lifting Serum product label collected on June 30, 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 Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics Lifting Serum is 2.

Data last updated: June 2021

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU

Limited

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

None

Fair

Limited

None

Fair

Limited
PORPHYRIDIUM CRUENTUM (RED ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PORPHYRIDIUM CRUENTUM EXTRACT

None

None

Fair

Fair

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/water/eau, butylene glycol, lactobacillus/portulaca oleracea ferment extract, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, pullulan, magnesium carboxymethyl beta-glucan, sodium hyaluronate, porphyridium cruentum extract, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, plankton extract, phenoxyethanol, carbomer, ethylhexylglycerin, xanthan gum, sodium hydroxide.

Directions from packaging:

The product should be used as a last step in the skincare regime. Pour one pipette length of the serum into the palm of your hand and apply it over your face. Gently pat into your skin. Please allow five minutes for the serum to fully absorb into the skin, before applying makeup. Please also note that the product may leave a sensation of tightness due to the tension created by the lifting effect. We recommend using in the morning or before a special event.

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