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NENA Mineral Serum

CATEGORY

Facial Moisturizer/Treatment
Serums & Essences

BRAND

NENA

DATA LAST UPDATED

July 2021

EWG Verified Product

This product bears the EWG VERIFIED™ mark, meaning that the product meets EWG’s strictest standards for health and safety. It avoids any of the ingredients on EWG’s “Unacceptable List” and provides full transparency of ingredients, including fragrance.

Ingredient List

The specific formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists. At the time of verification, the ingredients in this formulation were used at a concentration below EWG’s health and safety limit, and therefore did not pose significant human health concerns. Click on an ingredient for more information.

HYDROLYZED SODIUM HYALURONATE
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ACER RUBRUM EXTRACT
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ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
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CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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CELLULOSE GUM
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, fragrance ingredient, viscosity increasing agent -aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, masking, viscosity controlling
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CERATONIA SILIQUA (CAROB) GUM
Appeared as: CERATONIA SILIQUA GUM
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FUNCTION(S) adhesive, binder, emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, viscosity increasing agent -aqueous, binding, emollient, emulsion stabilising, film forming, masking, viscosity controlling
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CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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GLYCERIN
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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 (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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INONOTUS OBLIQUUS EXTRACT
Appeared as: INONOTUS OBLIQUUS (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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LEVULINIC ACID
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming, skin conditioning
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LYSOLECITHIN
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
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POTASSIUM SORBATE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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PROPANEDIOL
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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)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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PULLULAN
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, binding, film forming
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SCLEROTIUM GUM
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, viscosity increasing agent -aqueous, emulsion stabilising, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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SEA SILT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
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SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, suspending agent- nonsurfactant, anticaking, opacifying
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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SODIUM BENZOATE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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SODIUM HYDROXIDE
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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SODIUM LEVULINATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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SUCROSE
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, humectant, skin conditioning, soothing
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TOCOPHEROL
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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WATER
Appeared as: AQUA
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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XANTHAN GUM
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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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Ingredients from packaging:

Sea Silt Extract, Propanediol, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Aqua, Inonotus Obliquus (Mushroom) Extract, Acer Rubrum Extract, Tocopherol, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Sucrose, Levulinic Acid, Lysolecithin, Sclerotium gum, Cellulose Gum, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan gum, Pullulan, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Silica

Directions from packaging:

After cleansing your skin, apply the Mineral Serum evenly over the face and neck. Use morning and evening.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only.

EWG Verified

This product bears the EWG VERIFIEDTM mark - its formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists, and the company behind the product has shown its ingredients meet all of the EWG’s strict criteria. When it was verified, the ingredients in this formulation did not pose significant human health concerns.

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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.

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Hazard score

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