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Biossance Squalane + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum

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Serums & Essences

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Biossance

DATA LAST UPDATED

May 2022

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This product bears the EWG VERIFIED™ mark, meaning that the product meets EWG’s strictest standards for health and safety. It avoids any of the ingredients on EWG’s “Unacceptable List” and provides full transparency of ingredients, including fragrance.

Ingredient List

The specific formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists. At the time of verification, the ingredients in this formulation were used at a concentration below EWG’s health and safety limit, and therefore did not pose significant human health concerns. Click on an ingredient for more information.

ACACIA SENEGAL GUM
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FUNCTION(S) adhesive, fragrance ingredient, film forming, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ACMELLA OLERACEA (SPILANTHES) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACMELLA OLERACEA EXTRACT
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ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient, humectant, oral care, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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AZADIRACHTA INDICA FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELIA AZADIRACHTA FLOWER EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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AZADIRACHTA INDICA LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELIA AZADIRACHTA LEAF EXTRACT
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CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
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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 Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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CITRIC ACID
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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COCCINIA INDICA FRUIT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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COPPER PCA
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, humectant, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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COPPER TRIPEPTIDE-1
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CORALLINA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, not reported, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ECTOIN
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FUNCTION(S) buffering agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin conditioning
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ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
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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)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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GLYCERIN
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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 (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, viscosityincreasing agent - aqueous, emulsion stabilising, viscosity controlling
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OCIMUM BASILICUM (SWEET BASIL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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OCIMUM SANCTUM LEAF EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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PALMITOYL HEXAPEPTIDE-52
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PANTHENOL
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (MAYPOPS) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: PASSIFLORA INCARNATA FLOWER EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning, skin protecting
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PHENOXYETHANOL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6
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PROPANEDIOL
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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)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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SODIUM HYALURONATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant, skin conditioning
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SODIUM POLYGLUTAMATE
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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SOLANUM MELONGENA (EGGPLANT) FRUIT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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SQUALANE
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, refatting, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Endocrine disruption (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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TETRAPEPTIDE-1
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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XANTHAN GUM
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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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Ingredients from packaging:

Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Propanediol, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Copper Tripeptide-1, Acmella Oleracea Extract, Ectoin, Tetrapeptide-30, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-52, Copper PCA, Panthenol, Sodium Polyglutamate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Passiflora Incarnata Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Caprylyl Glycol

Directions from packaging:

Apply to clean face and neck to add instant hydration and visible bounce. Can be used alone or under serums and treatments. Use once or twice daily.

Warnings from packaging:

Use only as directed. For external use only.

EWG Verified

This product bears the EWG VERIFIEDTM mark - its formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists, and the company behind the product has shown its ingredients meet all of the EWG’s strict criteria. When it was verified, the ingredients in this formulation did not pose significant human health concerns.

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

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