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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
November 2010

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Neal's Yard Remedies Brightening Serum (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Neal's Yard Remedies Brightening Serum (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 Neal's Yard Remedies Brightening Serum (2010 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
SD ALCOHOL 1
ALCOHOL DENAT.
Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (PETITGRAIN) OIL
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (PETITGRAIN) ESSENTIAL OIL
(ORGANIC)
Use restrictions
Data: None
VETIVERIA ZIZANOIDES ROOT OIL
(ORGANIC)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OIL
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL
(ORGANIC)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
FERULA GALBANIFLUA (FERULA GUMMOSA) RESIN OIL
FERULA GALBANIFLUA RESIN OIL
(ORGANIC)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SODIUM DEHYDROACETATEOccupational hazards
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE POWDER
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE POWDER
(ORGANIC)
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT EXTRACT
ROSA CANINA FRUIT EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSA CENTIFOLIA (CABBAGE ROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT
ROSA CENTIFOLIA FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) SEED OIL
RUBUS IDAEUS SEED OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
MEDICAGO SATIVA (ALFALFA) EXTRACT
MEDICAGO SATIVA EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
HYPOXIS HEMEROCALLIDEA (AFRICAN WILD POTATO) ROOT EXTRACT
HYPOXIS HEMEROCALLIDEA ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) EXTRACT
CURCUMA LONGA ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
WHITE TEA LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
ABIES (FIR) NEEDLE OIL
ABIES GRANDIS (GRAND FIR) OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: None
SCHINUS TEREBINTHIFOLIUS SEED EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: None
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA TINCTURE
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: None
ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM (CARDAMOM) SEED OIL
ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM LEVULINATENone Identified
Data: Limited
CAESALPINIA SPINOSA GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
LEVULINIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Limited
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