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Product score: 04

Data Availability:

Limited

PCA Skin Rejuvenating Serum

PCA Skin Rejuvenating Serum

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CATEGORY

Serums & Essences

BRAND

PCA Skin

DATA LAST UPDATED

March 2022

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: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL 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: 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: 01
HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER
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: 04
AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLUCONOLACTONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emulsion stabilising, film forming, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
POLYSORBATE-20
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• 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
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
ISOMALT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) anticaking agent, bulking agent, flavoring agent, humectant
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
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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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM LACTATE
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
SODIUM PCA
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
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
1,2-HEXANEDIOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 05
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
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)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 06
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLUTATHIONE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, reducing agent, reducing
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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: 02
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
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Ingredient score: 07
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Data Availability: None
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CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
PHOSPHOLIPIDS
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
TROPOLONE
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
TOCOTRIENOLS
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, ultraviolet light absorber, oral care, skin conditioning, uv absorber
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Ingredient score: 04
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, ultraviolet light absorber, antimicrobial, astringent, emollient, humectant, masking, oral care, skin conditioning, skin protecting, tonic, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
EPIGALLOCATECHIN GALLATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE POWDER
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE POWDER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
FRUCTOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCINE
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
NIACINAMIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, smoothing
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Ingredient score: 03
UREA
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) buffering agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, antistatic, buffering, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
INOSITOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, humectant, antistatic, hair conditioning
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Ingredient score: 03
LECITHIN
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
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT CELL EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) proprietary, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SH-OLIGOPEPTIDE-1
Data Availability: None
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CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Gluconolactone, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 20, Bisabolol, Isomalt, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Tocopherol, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Glutathione, Squalane, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Phospholipids, Tropolone, Tocotrienols, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Fructose, Glycine, Niacinamide, Urea, Inositol, Lecithin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Cell Extract, sh-Oligopeptide-1

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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