EWG scientists reviewed iS Clinical White Lightening Serum (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 iS Clinical White Lightening Serum (2012 formulation) is 2.
|SD ALCOHOL 1|
|Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|PHENOXYETHANOL||Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions|
|GLYCERYL POLYACRYLATE||Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions|
|ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM (KNOTTED WRACK) EXTRACT|
ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM EXTRACT
|SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT||None Identified|
|VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) EXTRACT|
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS FRUIT/LEAF EXTRACT
|POLYPORUS UMBELLATUS (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT||None Identified|
|SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT|
SALIX ALBA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
|Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|MENTHOL||Multiple, additive exposure sources|
|BUTYLENE GLYCOL||Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)|
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