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Product score: 03

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Paula's Choice Skincare Anti-Aging Eye Cream

Paula's Choice Skincare Anti-Aging Eye Cream

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Anti Aging
Around Eye Cream

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Paula's Choice

DATA LAST UPDATED

December 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • MODERATE
    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: 05
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA ROOT EXTRACT (LICORICE EXTRACT/SKIN-SOOTHING)
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: 05
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) external analgesic, fragrance ingredient, oral health care drug, preservative, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent, masking, solvent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (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: 03
DIMETHICONE
Appeared as: DIMETHICONE (HYDRATION)
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: 02
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN HYDRATION/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: 02
HYDROGENATED LECITHIN
Appeared as: HYDROGENATED LECITHIN (SKIN-RESTORING)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, suspending agent- nonsurfactant, emulsifying, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 02
COPPER GLUCONATE
Appeared as: COPPER GLUCONATE (SKIN-RESTORING)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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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
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER (SHEA BUTTER/EMOLLIENT/)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosityincreasing agent - nonaqueous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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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
HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE
Appeared as: HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE (TEXTURE-ENHANCING)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE (VITAMIN C/)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
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Ingredient score: 01
GLUCOSYL HESPERIDIN
Appeared as: GLUCOSYL HESPERIDIN (SKIN REPLENISHING)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) humectant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
TROXERUTIN
Appeared as: TROXERUTIN (SKIN-RESTORING)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM RUTINYL DISULFATE
Appeared as: DISODIUM RUTINYL DISULFATE (SKIN-RESTORING)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
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Ingredient score: 01
RESVERATROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin protectant, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-38
Appeared as: PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-38 (SKIN-RESTORING)
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPROOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-3
Appeared as: CAPROOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-3 (SKIN-RESTORING)
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
BETA-GLUCAN
Appeared as: BETA-GLUCAN (SKIN-SOOTHING/)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) bulking agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (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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Ingredient score: 01
ALLANTOIN
Appeared as: ALLANTOIN (SKIN-SOOTHING)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin protectant, skin conditioning, skin protecting, soothing
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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: 01
DEXTRAN
Appeared as: DEXTRAN (HYDRATION/SKIN REPLENISHING)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, bulking agent, binding, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE (EMOLLIENT)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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Ingredient score: 01
SEA WHIP EXTRACT
Appeared as: SEA WHIP EXTRACT (SKIN-SOOTHING)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA-URSI (BEARBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA URSI LEAF EXTRACT (BEARBERRY EXTRACT/)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX ALBA BARK EXTRACT (WILLOW BARK EXTRACT/SKIN-SOOTHING)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, astringent, skin conditioning, soothing, tonic
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6
Appeared as: POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6 (TEXTURE-ENHANCING)
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYPROPYL CYCLODEXTRIN
Appeared as: HYDROXYPROPYL CYCLODEXTRIN (TEXTURE-ENHANCING)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, emulsion stabilizer, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Appeared as: XANTHAN GUM (TEXTURE-ENHANCING)
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
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: CETEARYL ALCOHOL (TEXTURE-ENHANCING)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasingagent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
MALTODEXTRIN
Appeared as: MALTODEXTRIN (HYDRATION)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, hair conditioning agent;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM POLYACRYLATE
Appeared as: SODIUM POLYACRYLATE (TEXTURE-ENHANCING)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, emulsion stabilizer, film former, hair fixative, skin-conditioning agent -emollient, viscosity controlling agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emollient, emulsion stabilising, film forming, hair fixing, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID)
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Ingredient score: 01
PHYTIC ACID
Appeared as: PHYTIC ACID (SKIN REPLENISHING)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, oral care agent, chelating
CONCERNS • Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ACETYL GLUCOSAMINE
Appeared as: ACETYL GLUCOSAMINE (SKIN REPLENISHING)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (shea butter/emollient/antioxidant), Glycerin hydration/skin replenishing), Dimethicone (hydration), Sodium PCA (hydration/skin replenishing), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (texture-enhancing), Ascorbyl Glucoside (vitamin C/antioxidant), Sodium Polyacrylate (texture-enhancing), Hydrogenated Lecithin (skin-restoring), Glucosyl Hesperidin (skin replenishing), Copper Gluconate (skin-restoring), Troxerutin (skin-restoring), Disodium Rutinyl Disulfate (skin-restoring), Resveratrol (antioxidant), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38 (skin-restoring), Caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3 (skin-restoring), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (licorice extract/skin-soothing), Phytic Acid (skin replenishing), Beta-Glucan (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Acetyl Glucosamine (skin replenishing), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Adenosine (skin-restoring), Dextran (hydration/skin replenishing), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient), Sea Whip Extract (skin-soothing), Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract (bearberry extract/antioxidant), Salix Alba Bark Extract (willow bark extract/skin-soothing), Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6 (texture-enhancing), Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Cetearyl Alcohol (texture-enhancing), Maltodextrin (hydration), Benzyl Alcohol (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Product's animal testing policies

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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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