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Product score: 05

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Bobbi Brown INTENSIVE SERUM FOUNDATION, SPF 40, Golden (W-074)

Bobbi Brown INTENSIVE SERUM FOUNDATION, SPF 40, Golden (W-074)

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Bobbi Brown

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June 2022

Ingredient concerns

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  • MODERATE
    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: 05
OCTINOXATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) uv absorber, uv filter
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (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
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: 03
LAURYL PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning, skin conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, skin conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
LAURETH-4
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, antistatic, emulsifying, masking, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
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: 03
DIMETHICONE PEG 10/ 15 CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, film forming, opacifying
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
BHT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
LINALOOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, deodorant, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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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: 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: 02
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Data Availability: Good
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM)
Appeared as: ZINC OXIDE,
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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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: 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: 02
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, masking, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
MICA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77492)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77499)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATERAQUAEAU
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
METHYL TRIMETHICONE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ISONONYL ISONONANOATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, antistatic, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
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
DIETHYLHEXYLSUCCINATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) plasticizer, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, solvent, emollient, film forming, plasticiser, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
DIPENTAERYTHRITYL HEXAHYDROXYSTEARATE
Appeared as: DIPENTAERYTHRITYL TRI-POLYHYDROXYSTEARATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emulsifying, skin conditioning, smoothing, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
MAGNESIUM SULFATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) bulking agent, bulking, hair conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) opacifying agent, skin protectant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
STEARIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - emulsifying agentsurfactant-cleansing agent is included as a function for the soap form of stearic acid., cleansing, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, masking, refatting, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
DIMETHICONE/ VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN/ PVP CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) film former, hair conditioning agent, hair fixative, film forming, hair conditioning, hair fixing
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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
METHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, surface modifier, antistatic, emollient, skin conditioning
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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
CITRULLUS VULGARIS (WATERMELON) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRULLUS LANATUS (WATERMELON) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER-3
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, slip modifier, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CORDYCEPS SINENSIS EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, antioxidant, emollient, humectant, skin conditioning, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 01
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient, hair conditioning, skin protecting, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
SASA KURILENSIS WATER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
THERMUS THERMOPHILLUS FERMENT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM HYALURONATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
LENS ESCULENTA (LENTIL) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) proprietary, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
DEXTRIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, binder, bulking agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, bulking, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
LITCHI CHINENSIS SEED EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SAPINDUS MUKUROSSI FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SAPINDUS MUKOROSSI FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, cleansing
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Ingredient score: 01
CAESALPINIA SPINOSA GUM
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) adhesive, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, film forming, 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: 01
GANODERMA LUCIDUM (REISHI) STEM EXTRACT
Appeared as: GANODERMA LUCIDUM (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent
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Ingredient score: 01
LAMINARIA SACCHARINA EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, not reported
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM (JAPANESE KNOTWEED) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
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Ingredient score: 01
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying agent, sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Titanium Dioxide 6.2% W/W P/P, Octinoxate 4% W/W P/P, Zinc Oxide 3.9% W/W P/Pingredients: WaterAquaEau, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Methyl Trimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Butylene Glycol, Diethylhexyl Succinate, Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Laureth-4, Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate, Magnesium Sulfate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone/Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Pvp Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Methicone, Sodium Pca, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3, Cordyceps Sinensis Extract, Disodium Edta, Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract, Sasa Kurilensis Water, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Bht, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Linalool, Sodium Lactate, Dipropylene Glycol, Dextrin, Litchi Chinensis Seed Extract, Sapindus Mukorossi Fruit Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Sodium Citrate, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499)]

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