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

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DDF Intensive Holistic Lightener (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed DDF Intensive Holistic Lightener (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 DDF Intensive Holistic Lightener (2009 formulation) is 6.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SALICYLIC ACIDEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCOLIC ACIDIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
AZELAIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA-URSI (BEARBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT
ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA URSI LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
MORUS ALBA (WHITE MULBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT
MORUS ALBA LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA ROOT EXTRACT (LICORICE)
None Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
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