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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
August 2010

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Xtend-Life Natural Whitening Day Cream (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Xtend-Life Natural Whitening Day Cream (old 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 Xtend-Life Natural Whitening Day Cream (old formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
LECITHIN
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOL
(PRESERVATIVE)
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
CETEARETH-20
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE
(ORGANIC)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
MYRISTYL MYRISTATE
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Ecotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
KERATIN
(ORGANIC)
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERIN
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDROLYZED KERATIN
(ORGANIC)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PANTHENOL, D-
D-PANTHENOL
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
(PRESERVATIVE)
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROL
(ORGANIC)
Cancer
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PASSIFLORA EDULIS (PASSION FRUIT)
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Limited
UBIQUINONE
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Fair
UNDARIA PINNATIFIDA EXTRACT
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: None
CYPERUS ROTUNDUS ROOT EXTRACT
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: None
ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: None
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL
VITIS VINIFERA SEED OIL
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Fair
WATER
AQUA
(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