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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2009

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Neostrata NeoStrata Gel for Age Spots & Skin Lightening (also known as Skin Lightening Gel) (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Neostrata NeoStrata Gel for Age Spots & Skin Lightening (also known as Skin Lightening Gel) (2009 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 Neostrata NeoStrata Gel for Age Spots & Skin Lightening (also known as Skin Lightening Gel) (2009 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
HYDROQUINONECancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BHTCancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCOLIC ACIDIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
AMMONIUM HYDROXIDEEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM BISULFITEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM SULFITEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-10
POLYQUARTERNIUM-10
None Identified
Data: Limited
TRISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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