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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Murad Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel

EWG scientists reviewed Murad Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel 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 Murad Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
HYDROQUINONE
(Active Ingredient)
Cancer, 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
ALCOHOL DENATUREDEnhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM METABISULFITEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCOLIC ACIDIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
NONOXYNOL-10Cancer, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
ZINC ASPARTATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATEData gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM SULFATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
RICE AMINO ACIDSNone Identified
Data: None
LYSINE LAUROYL METHIONATENone Identified
Data: None
CHITOSAN ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: Limited
PALMITOYL HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM AMYLOPECTIN/ GLYCERIN CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
CHITOSAN PCANone Identified
Data: None
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
METHYL GLUCETH-10None Identified
Data: None
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-10None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
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