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Data available:
 
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Data last updated:
September 2018

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La Mer The Brilliance Brightening Essence

EWG scientists reviewed La Mer The Brilliance Brightening Essence 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 Essence is 6.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
GERANIOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
HYDROXYCITRONELLALAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LIMONENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Good
LINALOOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
CITRONELLOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
BHTCancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, 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
POLYACRYLAMIDEUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
Data: Fair
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 BRAN EXTRACTData gaps, Contamination concerns (GOSSYPOL, HEAVY METALS, PESTICIDES)
Data: None
POLYSORBATE-40Organ 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
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
LAURETH-7Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ZINC GLUCONATEUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
TRISILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
COPPER GLUCONATEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
MICAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) PEEL EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Limited
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OILUse restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
HDI/ TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
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
GENTIANA LUTEA (YELLOW GENTIAN) ROOT EXTRACT
GENTIANA LUTEA (GENTIAN) ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CORALLINA OFFICINALIS EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
YEAST POLYSACCHARIDESNone Identified
Data: Limited
CHLORELLA VULGARIS (DERMOCHLORELLA ALGAE) EXTRACT
CHLORELLA VULGARIS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
TOURMALINENone Identified
Data: Limited
PALMARIA PALMATA (DULSE) EXTRACT
PALMARIA PALMATA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
LAMINARIA SACCHARINA (SUGAR KELP) EXTRACT
LAMINARIA SACCHARINA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
MOLASSES EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
PLANKTON EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
YEAST EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
WHEY PROTEINNone Identified
Data: Fair
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) SEED MEAL
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS SEED MEAL (SWEET ALMOND)
None Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL LINOLEATE/ OLEATENone Identified
Data: None
ALGAE EXTRACT
ALGAE (SEAWEED) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM GLUCONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CALCIUM GLUCONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM GLUCONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
TREHALOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
ACETYL GLUCOSAMINENone Identified
Data: Fair
MYRISTYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
NIACINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ LYSATE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
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
C13-14 ISOPARAFFINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATEUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SUCROSEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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