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Product score: 02

Data Availability:

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Paula's Choice Skincare Radiance Renewal Mask

Paula's Choice Skincare Radiance Renewal Mask

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CATEGORY

Facial Moisturizer/Treatment

BRAND

Paula's Choice

DATA LAST UPDATED

December 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    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: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Appeared as: BUTYLENE GLYCOL (HYDRATING)
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: 02
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (SKIN-REPLENISHING INGREDIENT)
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: 04
DIMETHICONE
Appeared as: DIMETHICONE (SKIN SOFTENING)
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)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
NIACINAMIDE
Appeared as: NIACINAMIDE (SKIN-RESTORING INGREDIENT)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, smoothing
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Ingredient score: 01
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPE (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
HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER
Appeared as: HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER (DISPERSING AGENT/TEXTURE ENHANCER)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, viscosityincreasing agent - aqueous, emulsion stabilising, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN)
Appeared as: CARRAGEENAN (CHONDRUS CRISPUS)
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, hair conditioning, masking
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ARBUTIN
Appeared as: ARBUTIN (SKIN)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Appeared as: MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE (VITAMIN C/)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM HYALURONATE CROSSPOLYMER
Appeared as: SODIUM HYALURONATE CROSSPOLYMER (SKIN-REPLENISHING INGREDIENT)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA-URSI (BEARBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA URSI LEAF EXTRACT (BEARBERRY)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
ALLANTOIN
Appeared as: ALLANTOIN (SOOTHING AGENT)
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
ISOHEXADECANE
Appeared as: ISOHEXADECANE (TEXTURE ENHANCER)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, solvent, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ECHIUM PLANTAGINEUM SEED OIL
Appeared as: ECHIUM PLANTAGINEUM SEED OIL (NON-FRAGRANT PLANT) OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX ALBA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT (SOOTHING PLANT) EXTRACT
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: 02
HYDROGENATED LECITHIN
Appeared as: HYDROGENATED LECITHIN (SKIN-RESTORING INGREDIENT)
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: 03
POLYSORBATE-60
Appeared as: POLYSORBATE 60 (BINDING INGREDIENT)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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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
XANTHAN GUM
Appeared as: XANTHAN GUM (TEXTURE ENHANCER)
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
HYDROGENATED PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE
Appeared as: HYDROGENATED PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE (HYDRATING AGENT)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, skin conditioning
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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
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Appeared as: SODIUM BENZOATE (S)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol (hydrating), Glycerin (skin-replenishing ingredient), Dimethicone (skin softening), Niacinamide (skin-restoring ingredient), Olea Europe (Olive) Fruit Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant plant oil), Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (dispersing agent/texture enhancer), Carrageenan (Chondrus Crispus) (texture enhancer), Arbutin (skin brightener), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer (skin-replenishing ingredient), Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract (antioxidant skin brightener), Allantoin (soothing agent), Isohexadecane (texture enhancer), Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant plant oil), Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (soothing plant extract), Hydrogenated Lecithin (skin-restoring ingredient), Polysorbate 60 (binding ingredient), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Xanthan Gum (texture enhancer), Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine (hydrating agent), Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate (preservatives).

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.


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.

Score legend

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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