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Data last updated:
September 2018

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Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum

EWG scientists reviewed Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum 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 Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum 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 (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Cancer (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
RETINYL PALMITATE/CARROT POLYPEPTIDE
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Cancer (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
OCTOXYNOL-9Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (C9 PHENOLS, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, C9 PHENOLS)
Data: Fair
BHTAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
LACTIC ACIDUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
FERULIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
DICAPRYLYL CARBONATENone Identified
Data: None
ELLAGIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
SILYBUM MARIANUM (BLESSED THISTLE) ETHYL ESTER
SILYBUM MARIANUM ETHYL ESTER
None Identified
Data: Limited
PHOSPHOLIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Fair
EVODIA RUTAECARPA FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX
None Identified
Data: Limited
ACACIA DECURRENS FLOWER WAXNone Identified
Data: None
POLYGLYCERIN-3None Identified
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ CARBAMATE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERSNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOL COCOATENone Identified
Data: None
COLLAGEN AMINO ACIDSOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HEXYLRESORCINOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
GALLIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
LINOLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
LINOLENIC ACIDOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
MANDELIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
NIACINAMIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ISOSTEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
ETHYLCELLULOSEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TRICAPRYLINEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
PROPANEDIOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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