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Product score: 04

Data Availability:

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Skinceuticals HYALURONIC ACID INTENSIFIER (H.A.)

Skinceuticals HYALURONIC ACID INTENSIFIER (H.A.)

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CATEGORY

Serums & Essences

BRAND

SkinCeuticals

DATA LAST UPDATED

December 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    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: 05
CITRUS RETICULATA PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS NOBILIS PEEL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 05
CITRUS RETICULATA PEEL OIL
Appeared as: MANDARIN ORANGE PEEL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 05
LIMONENE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioningagent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, antifoaming, emollient, skin conditioning, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-20 METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 02
CYCLOHEXASILOXANE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, solvent, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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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: 02
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ORYZA SATIVA EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
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Ingredient score: 02
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: RICE EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
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Ingredient score: 02
T-BUTYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, solvent, perfuming
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: EAU
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, antimicrobial agent, cosmetic astringent, fragrance ingredient, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: DENAT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming, antimicrobial, astringent, masking, solvent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE
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: 01
POLYSILICONE-11
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) film former, film forming
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) opacifying agent, opacifying
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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: 01
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)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
OCTYLDODECANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
AMMONIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, emulsion stabilising, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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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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Ingredient score: 01
DEXTRIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, binder, bulking agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, bulking, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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Ingredient score: 01
ADENOSINE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CELLULOSE ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) film former, film forming
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Ingredient score: 01
ISOBUTYRATE
Appeared as: BUTYRATE
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYVINYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, film forming, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, oral care agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscositydecreasing agent, humectant, masking, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
BIS-PEG/ PPG-16/ 16 PEG/ PPG-16/ 16 DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYPHOSPHORYLCHOLINE GLYCOL ACRYLATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) film former, film forming
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Ingredients from packaging:

AQUA / WATER / EAU / CYCLOHEXASILOXANE / GLYCERIN / ALCOHOL DENAT. / HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL / PROPYLENE GLYCOL / DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE / POLYSILICONE-11 / POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE / SODIUM HYALURONATE / DIMETHICONE / TOCOPHEROL / PHENOXYETHANOL / CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID / OCTYLDODECANOL / BIS-PEG/PPG-16/16 / PEG/PPG-16/16 DIMETHICONE / PEG-20 METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATE / AMMONIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE / CAPRYLYL GLYCOL / XANTHAN GUM / DEXTRIN / ORYZA SATIVA EXTRACT / RICE EXTRACT / DISODIUM EDTA / CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE / SODIUM HYDROXIDE / ADENOSINE / CITRUS NOBILIS PEEL OIL / MANDARIN ORANGE PEEL OIL / LIMONENE / T-BUTYL ALCOHOL / CELLULOSE ACETATE BUTYRATE / POLYPHOSPHORYLCHOLINE GLYCOL ACRYLATE / POLYVINYL ALCOHOL / SODIUM CHLORIDE / BUTYLENE GLYCOL / PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE

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.


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.

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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