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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
February 2010

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NeoCeuticals Skin Brightening Gel (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed NeoCeuticals Skin Brightening Gel (2010 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 NeoCeuticals Skin Brightening Gel (2010 formulation) is 7.
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, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
KOJIC ACIDCancer, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BHTCancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SD ALCOHOL 1
ALCOHOL DENAT
Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
LACTIC ACIDCancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCOLIC ACIDIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PEG-4Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5
CI 19140 (YELLOW 5)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C RED 33
CI 17200 (RED 33)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, 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
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA-URSI (BEARBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT
ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA URSI LEAF EXTRACT (BEARBERRY)
None Identified
Data: Limited
MORUS BOMBYCIS (KUWA) ROOT EXTRACT
MORUS BOMBYCIS ROOT EXTRACT (MULBERRY)
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA ROOT EXTRACT (LICORICE)
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLUCONOLACTONENone Identified
Data: Limited
ARGININENone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-10None Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None 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