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Dr. Fresh Pro Dazzling White, Instant Whitening Pen (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dr. Fresh Pro Dazzling White, Instant Whitening Pen (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 2016 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 Dr. Fresh Pro Dazzling White, Instant Whitening Pen (2016 formulation) is 2.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: DENATURED ALCOHOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Robust

Fair
POLYVINYLPOLYPYRROLIDONE
Appeared as: POLYVINYL PYRROLIDONE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Denatured Alcohol, Polyvinyl Pyrrolidone, Polyethylene Glycol, Hydrogen Peroxide

Directions from packaging:

Remove cover from the brush end. Twist clockwise (initially requires multiple turns) until the gel covers the brush head. Paint onto the 6 top teeth and 6 bottom teeth. Avoid painting on gums or lips. To prevent irritation, petroleum jelly may be applied to inside of lips before starting treatment.

Warnings from packaging:

Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, or if any of the ingredients could react with other products you are using. If irritation occurs such as redness, soreness, or swelling of the gums or mouth, discontinue use and consult a dental professional or physician. Products containing peroxides are not recommended for children under age 14. Wipe away any gel that comes in contact with lips and rinse area with water. Do not swallow. If a significant amount is swallowed, please call poison control. Avoid getting any product on fabric or clothing as it may cause discoloration.

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