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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
November 2008

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Swissclinical WHITENING SERUM (2008 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Swissclinical WHITENING SERUM (2008 formulation) 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 Swissclinical WHITENING SERUM (2008 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
C12-20 ACID PEG-8 ESTERContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANECancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
(Active Ingredient)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
PEG-8Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM POLYACRYLATEMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
HEXYL SALICYLATEEcotoxicology, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
HEXYLENE GLYCOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
ASCORBYL TETRAISOPALMITATENone Identified
Data: Limited
BELLIS PERENNIS (DAISY) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
MORUS ALBA (WHITE MULBERRY) ROOT EXTRACT
MORUS ALBA ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Limited
ALPHA-ARBUTINNone Identified
Data: Limited
1-(2,3,8,8-TETRAMETHYL-1,3,4,5,6,7-HEXAHYDRONAPHTHALEN-2-YL)ETHANONE
ISO E SUPER (CAS 544464-57-2)
None Identified
Data: Limited
2,6-DIMETHYL-7-OCTEN-2-OL
DIHYDROMYCENOL (CAS 18479-58-8)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ETHYLENE BRASSYLATE
ETHYLENBRASSILAT (CAS 105-95-3)
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
HEDIONE
HEDONE (CAS 24851-98-7)
None Identified
Data: Limited
METHYL LINALOOL
ETHYLLINALOL (CAS 10339-55-6)
None Identified
Data: None
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
WATER
(DISTILLED)
Innocuous
Data: Robust


About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer