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Data available:
 
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Data last updated:
October 2018

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La Mer The Brilliance Brightening Facial

EWG scientists reviewed La Mer The Brilliance Brightening Facial 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 La Mer The Brilliance Brightening Facial is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEMiscellaneous, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
HYDROXYCITRONELLALUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
GERANIOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
BENZYL SALICYLATEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BENZYL BENZOATEUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
LIMONENEUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
LINALOOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
CITRONELLOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
BHTAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
SD ALCOHOL 1
ALCOHOL DENAT.
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED RICE EXTRACTData gaps, Contamination concerns (GOSSYPOL, HEAVY METALS, PESTICIDES)
Data: None
BIS-PEG-18 METHYL ETHER DIMETHYL SILANEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
LECITHINMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
PEG-75Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
OLETH-5Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
SODIUM LACTATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ZINC GLUCONATEUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
OLETH-10 PHOSPHATEEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
CHOLETH-24Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
CETETH-24Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
COPPER GLUCONATEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL EXTRACT
CITRUS RETICULATA (TANGERINE) PEEL EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) PEEL EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OILUse restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
METHYL GLUCETH-20None Identified
Data: None
MEDICAGO SATIVA (ALFALFA) SEED POWDERNone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEEDCAKE
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEEDCAKE (SUNFLOWER)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED POWDERNone Identified
Data: Limited
ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM (KNOTTED WRACK) EXTRACT
ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CORALLINA OFFICINALIS EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
LAMINARIA SACCHARINA (SUGAR KELP) EXTRACT
LAMINARIA SACCHARINA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CHLORELLA VULGARIS (DERMOCHLORELLA ALGAE) EXTRACT
CHLORELLA VULGARIS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT
LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PALMARIA PALMATA (DULSE) EXTRACT
PALMARIA PALMATA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
HORDEUM VULGARE (BARLEY) EXTRACT
HORDEUM VULGARE EXTRACTEXTRAIT D'ORGE (BARLEY)
None Identified
Data: Fair
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
MORUS NIGRA (BLACK MULBERRY) ROOT EXTRACT
MORUS NIGRA (MULBERRY) ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ASPARAGOPSIS ARMATA EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS EXTRACT
SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS (ST. PAUL'S WORT) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) FRUIT JUICENone Identified
Data: Limited
CITRULLUS VULGARIS (WATERMELON) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
TOURMALINENone Identified
Data: Limited
LENS ESCULENTA (LENTIL) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM (JAPANESE KNOTWEED) ROOT EXTRACT
POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
YEAST EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE-8None Identified
Data: None
YEAST POLYSACCHARIDESNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM RNANone Identified
Data: None
CAMELINA SATIVA (GOLD OF PLEASURE) SEED OIL
CAMELINA SATIVA SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
BIFIDA FERMENT LYSATENone Identified
Data: None
TETRAACETYLPHYTOSPHINGOSINENone Identified
Data: Limited
MICROCOCCUS LYSATENone Identified
Data: None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: None
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) SEED MEAL
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS SEED MEAL (SWEET ALMOND)
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED JOJOBA ESTERSNone Identified
Data: None
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
EUK-134
ETHYLBISIMINOMETHYLGUAIACOL MANGANESE CHLORIDE
Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT
ALGAE (SEAWEED) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM GLUCONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CALCIUM GLUCONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM GLUCONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
LINOLENIC ACIDOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
GLYCERETH-26None Identified
Data: Limited
ACETYL GLUCOSAMINENone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
LINOLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
NIACINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ LYSATE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
HEXYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
VITAMIN E SUCCINATE
TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE
Cancer
Data: Limited
CAFFEINEPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Good
HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS) EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATEUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
NORDIHYDROGUAIARETIC ACIDMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SUCROSEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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