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Product score: 01

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Root Science, Artic-C , Vitamin C Brightening Serum

Root Science, Artic-C , Vitamin C Brightening Serum

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Root Science

DATA LAST UPDATED

August 2021

Ingredient concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    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: 02
BISABOLOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning, soothing
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL* (JOJOBA)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
SQUALANE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, refatting, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Endocrine disruption (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE
Appeared as: TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE (VITAMIN C)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PRUNUS DOMESTICA (PLUM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS DOMESTICA SEED OIL* (PLUM)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) SEED OIL
Appeared as: RUBUS IDAEUS SEED OIL* (RASPBERRY)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: AVENA SATIVA KERNEL OIL* (OAT)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
RIBES NIGRUM (BLACKCURRANT) SEED OIL
Appeared as: RIBES NIGRUM SEED OIL* (BLACK CURRANT)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) OIL
Appeared as: HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES SEED OIL* (SEA BUCKTHORN)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ASTAXANTHIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL ** (NON-GMO SUNFLOWER DERIVED VITAMIN E)
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)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Squalane, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Prunus Domestica (Plum) Seed Oil*, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil*, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil*, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil*, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Seed Oil*, Astaxanthin**, Bisabolol**, Tocopherol

Directions from packaging:

Can be used daily AM or PM. We recommend using Arctic-C as an evening treatment to begin with, applying immediately after cleansing and toning. Apply 1-2 pumps of serum to damp face, neck and chest. Allow several minutes for serum to fully absorb. Additional moisturizer can be used after application, if desired. For those with sensitive skin, we recommend applying every second or third day (one or two days rest between application).

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.

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.

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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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