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Data available:
 
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Data last updated:
May 2014

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Alba Botanica Good & Healthy Spots Be Gone Corrector (2014 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Alba Botanica Good & Healthy Spots Be Gone Corrector (2014 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 Alba Botanica Good & Healthy Spots Be Gone Corrector (2014 formulation) is 6.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
SALICYLIC ACIDEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
SORBIC ACIDAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
(ORGANIC)
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL
(ORGANIC)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
AZADIRACHTA INDICA LEAF EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
BETA VULGARIS (COMMON BEET)
BETA VULGARIS CICLA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
BRASSICA OLERACEA CAPITATA (CABBAGE) LEAF EXTRACT
BRASSICA OLERACEA ACEPHALA LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ECHINACEA PURPUREA (PURPLE CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT
ECHINACEA PURPUREA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
AMOMUM CARDAMOMUM (ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM) SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) LEAF EXTRACT
MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
RIBES NIGRUM (BLACK CURRANT) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SPINACIA OLERACEA (SPINACH) LEAF EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1None Identified
Data: None
XANTHOPHYLLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
SODIUM ANISATENone Identified
Data: None
SORBITAN OLIVATENone Identified
Data: None
TAPIOCA STARCHNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
CALCIUM GLUCONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLUCONOLACTONENone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM LEVULINATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SALIX NIGRA (BLACK WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
SALIX NIGRA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: Limited
CAESALPINIA SPINOSA GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
CALCIUM ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE SENone Identified
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL CAPRYLATEEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OILEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
BISABOLOLEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
CETEARYL OLIVATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-2 STEARATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ISOAMYL LAURATEUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SUCROSEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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