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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2018

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EWG scientists reviewed Kate Somerville RetAsphere for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Kate Somerville RetAsphere is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINOL (VITAMIN A)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TRIETHANOLAMINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PEG-40 STEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CETEARETH-20Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYACRYLATE-13Use restrictions
Data: None
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
DIETHYLHEXYL CARBONATENone Identified
Data: None
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CYPERUS ESCULENTUS (TIGER NUT) ROOT OIL
CYPERUS ESCULENTUS TUBER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CUCUMIS MELO CANTALUPENSIS FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS DOMESTICA (PLUM) FRUIT EXTRACT
PRUNUS DOMESTICA FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYPHENYL PROPAMIDOBENZOIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: None
CERAMIDE 3None Identified
Data: Limited
DIISOPROPYL DIMER DILINOLEATENone Identified
Data: None
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERSNone Identified
Data: Limited
PENTYLENE GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
DIOSCOREA VILLOSA (WILD YAM) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
POLYISOBUTENEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PPG-12/ SMDI COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
STEARYL ALCOHOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OILEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
PROPANEDIOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CETYL PALMITATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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