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Product score: 04

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Paula's Choice Skincare Omega+ Complex Eye Cream

Paula's Choice Skincare Omega+ Complex Eye Cream

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December 2021

Ingredient concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • MODERATE
    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: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE (SKIN-REPLENISHING)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Appeared as: BUTYLENE GLYCOL (SLIP AGENT/HYDRATION)
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
NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATE
Appeared as: NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATE (EMOLLIENT)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CETYL PALMITATE
Appeared as: CETYL PALMITATE (EMOLLIENT)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, masking, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
NYLON-12
Appeared as: NYLON-12 (TEXTURE ENHANCER)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) bulking agent, opacifying agent, bulking, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
PROPANEDIOL
Appeared as: PROPANEDIOL (HYDRATION)
Data Availability: Fair
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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)
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Ingredient score: 01
AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/ VP COPOLYMER
Appeared as: AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER (TEXTURE ENHANCER/)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
PROPANE-1,2-DIYL DIBENZOATE
Appeared as: PROPYLENE GLYCOL DIBENZOATE (EMOLLIENT)
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL (NON-FRAGRANT OMEGA PLANT) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) SEED OIL (NON-FRAGRANT PLANT) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE
Appeared as: SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE (SKIN-SOFTENING)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - cleansingagent, cleansing, emulsifying, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SQUALANE
Appeared as: SQUALANE (EMOLLIENT)
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
NIACINAMIDE
Appeared as: NIACINAMIDE (SKIN-RESTORING/SKIN-REPLENISHING)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, smoothing
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Ingredient score: 01
SALVIA HISPANICA SEED OIL
Appeared as: SALVIA HISPANICA (CHIA) SEED OIL (NON-FRAGRANT OMEGA PLANT) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, moisturising, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL
Appeared as: LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL (NON-FRAGRANT OMEGA PLANT) OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent -occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
LIMNANTHES VERSICOLOR (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL (NON-FRAGRANT PLANT) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, deodorant, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL (NON-FRAGRANT PLANT) OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, perfuming
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PASSIFLORA EDULIS (PASSION FRUIT) SEED OIL
Appeared as: PASSIFLORA EDULIS (PASSION FLOWER) SEED OIL (NON-FRAGRANT OMEGA PLANT) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
CERAMIDE EOP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE EOP (SKIN-REPLENISHING)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CERAMIDE NP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE NP (SKIN-REPLENISHING)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
CERAMIDE AP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE AP (SKIN-REPLENISHING)
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM HYALURONATE
Appeared as: SODIUM HYALURONATE (SKIN-REPLENISHING)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CHOLESTEROL
Appeared as: CHOLESTEROL (SKIN-REPLENISHING)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning, stabilising, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
MORUS ALBA (WHITE MULBERRY) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: MORUS ALBA (WHITE MULBERRY) ROOT EXTRACT ( PLANT) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA-URSI (BEARBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA-URSI (BEARBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT ( PLANT) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 05
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA ROOT EXTRACT (LICORICE)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
LINOLEIC ACID
Appeared as: LINOLEIC ACID (SKIN-RESTORING)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;surfactant - cleansing agentsurfactant-cleansing agent is included as a function for the soap form of linoleic acid., antistatic, cleansing, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
LINOLENIC ACID
Appeared as: LINOLENIC ACID (SKIN-RESTORING)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;surfactant - cleansing agentsurfactant-cleansing agent is included as a function for the soap form of linolenic acid., antistatic, cleansing, emollient, hair conditioning, perfuming, skin conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SERINE
Appeared as: SERINE (AMINO ACID/HYDRATION)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ALANINE
Appeared as: ALANINE (AMINO ACID/HYDRATION)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PROLINE
Appeared as: PROLINE (AMINO ACID/HYDRATION)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ARGININE
Appeared as: ARGININE (AMINO ACID/HYDRATION)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
THREONINE
Appeared as: THREONINE (AMINO ACID/HYDRATION)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, hair waving or straightening
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Ingredient score: 01
PHYTOSPHINGOSINE
Appeared as: PHYTOSPHINGOSINE (SKIN-REPLENISHING)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PHYTOSTEROLS
Appeared as: PHYTOSTEROLS (SKIN-REPLENISHING)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM PCA
Appeared as: SODIUM PCA (HYDRATION/SKIN-REPLENISHING)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCINE
Appeared as: GLYCINE (AMINO ACID/HYDRATION)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) buffering agent, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, antistatic, buffering, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
OLEIC ACID
Appeared as: OLEIC ACID (HYDRATION)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - cleansing agentsurfactant-cleansing agent is included as a function for the soap form of oleic acid., emollient, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLUTAMIC ACID
Appeared as: GLUTAMIC ACID (AMINO ACID/HYDRATION)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, antistatic, hair conditioning, humectant
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Ingredient score: 01
LYSINE HYDROCHLORIDE
Appeared as: LYSINE HCL (AMINO ACID/HYDRATION)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antioxidant, reducing, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 02
LECITHIN
Appeared as: LECITHIN (SKIN-RESTORING)
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, antistatic, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 01
ADENOSINE
Appeared as: ADENOSINE (SKIN-RESTORING)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM LACTATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LACTATE (HYDRATION)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) buffering agent, exfoliant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, buffering, humectant, keratolytic
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL
Appeared as: HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL (EMOLLIENT/)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
EUTERPE OLERACEA STEROLS
Appeared as: EUTERPE OLERACEA STEROLS (ACAI-DERIVED SKIN-REPLENISHING)
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES (OLIVE)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM PHYTATE
Appeared as: PHYTIC ACID (CHELATING AGENT)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, oral care agent, chelating, oral care
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT (/SKIN-SOOTHING)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, astringent, humectant, soothing
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Ingredient score: 01
ANASTATICA HIEROCHUNTICA (TRUE ROSE-OF-JERICHO) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANASTATICA HIEROCHUNTICA EXTRACT (/SKIN-SOOTHING)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, astringent, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (SKIN-REPLENISHING)
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
PCA
Appeared as: PCA (SKIN-REPLENISHING)
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, humectant, moisturising
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 01
BETAINE
Appeared as: BETAINE (HYDRATION)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PULLULAN
Appeared as: PULLULAN (FILM-FORMING AGENT)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, binding, film forming
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Ingredient score: 01
CARBOMER
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SCLEROTIUM GUM
Data Availability: Limited
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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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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM CITRATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
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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
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C/)
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: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E/)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 01
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, suspending agent- nonsurfactant, anticaking, opacifying
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SORBITAN OLEATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
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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
SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
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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: 02
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
CHLORPHENESIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic biocide, antimicrobial, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-replenishing), Butylene Glycol (slip agent/hydration), Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate (emollient), Cetyl Palmitate (emollient), Nylon-12 (texture enhancer), Propanediol (hydration), Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer (texture enhancer/thickener), Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate (emollient), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant omega plant oil), Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant plant oil), Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate (skin-softening), Squalane (emollient), Niacinamide (skin-restoring/skin-replenishing), Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil (non-fragrant omega plant oil), Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil (non-fragrant omega plant oil), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant plant oil), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant plant oil), Passiflora Edulis (Passion Flower) Seed Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant omega plant oil), Ceramide EOP (skin-replenishing), Ceramide NP (skin-replenishing), Ceramide AP (skin-replenishing), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-replenishing), Cholesterol (skin-replenishing), Morus Alba (White Mulberry) Root Extract (antioxidant plant extract), Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract (antioxidant plant extract), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (skin-soothing), Linoleic Acid (skin-restoring), Linolenic Acid (skin-restoring), Serine (amino acid/hydration), Alanine (amino acid/hydration), Proline (amino acid/hydration), Arginine (amino acid/hydration), Threonine (amino acid/hydration), Phytosphingosine (skin-replenishing), Phytosterols (skin-replenishing), Sodium PCA (hydration/skin-replenishing), Glycine (amino acid/hydration), Oleic Acid (hydration), Glutamic Acid (amino acid/hydration), Lysine HCl (amino acid/hydration), Lecithin (skin-restoring), Adenosine (skin-restoring), Sodium Lactate (hydration), Hydrogenated Olive Oil (emollient/antioxidant), Euterpe Oleracea Sterols (acai-derived skin-replenishing), Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables (antioxidant/emollient), Phytic Acid (chelating agent), Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract (antioxidant/skin-soothing), Anastatica Hierochuntica Extract (antioxidant/skin-soothing), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), PCA (skin-replenishing), Betaine (hydration), Pullulan (film-forming agent), Carbomer (thickener), Sclerotium Gum (thickener), Sodium Citrate (pH adjuster), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Ascorbyl Palmitate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Silica (texture enhancer), Sorbitan Oleate (emulsifier), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (emulsifier), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Chlorphenesin (preservative).

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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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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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