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

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Fresh Appleseed Brightening Essence (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Fresh Appleseed Brightening Essence (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 Fresh Appleseed Brightening Essence (2009 formulation) is 9.
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
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ISOBUTYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BUTYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GERANIOLEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRALAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BHTCancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
LIMONENEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
LINALOOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
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
POLYSORBATE-20Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
STEARETH-20Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CYCLOPENTASILOXANECancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
LAURETH-23Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
TROMETHAMINEUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL STEARATEData gaps, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
PALMITIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ISOHEXADECANEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA (ROSELLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED VIOLA TRICOLOR EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
PRUNUS DOMESTICA (PLUM) SEED OIL
PRUNUS DOMESTICA SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
RUBUS ELLIPITICUS ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
MORUS BOMBYCIS (KUWA) ROOT EXTRACT
MORUS BOMBYCIS ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
FRAGARIA ANANASSA (STRAWBERRY) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
PYRUS MALUS SEED OIL
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: None
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
COCOGLYCERIDESNone Identified
Data: None
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
MORINGA PTERYGOSPERMA SEED OILNone Identified
Data: None
CETEARYL ISONONANOATENone Identified
Data: None
PENTYLENE GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
CERATONIA SILIQUA (CAROB) GUM
CERATONIA SILIQUA GUM (CERATONIA SILIQUA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM CITRATENone Identified
Data: Fair
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone 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