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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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emerginC spot lightening gel (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed emerginC spot lightening gel (2012 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 emerginC spot lightening gel (2012 formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
MALIC ACIDUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
LACTIC ACIDUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
AMMONIUM LACTATEUse restrictions, Cancer
Data: Limited
GLYCOLIC ACIDUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PEG-8 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PINUS PINASTER (MARITIME PINE) BARK EXTRACT
PINUS PINASTER (PINEBARK) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA-URSI (BEARBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT
ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA URSI (BEARBERRY) EXTRACT LEAF
None Identified
Data: Limited
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
ARBUTINNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
TARTARIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER OIL
CHAMOMILLA RETICUTICA (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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