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Peter Thomas Roth De-Spot Skin Brightening Corrector (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Peter Thomas Roth De-Spot Skin Brightening Corrector (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 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 Peter Thomas Roth De-Spot Skin Brightening Corrector (old formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

None

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Fair

None
MORUS NIGRA LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: MORUS NIGRA (MULBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (MAYPOPS) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PASSIFLORA INCARNATA FRUIT EXTRACT (PASSION FRUIT)

Fair
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) EXTRACT

None
CUCUMIS MELO CANTALUPENSIS FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMIS MELO CANTALUPENSIS FRUIT EXTRACT (CANTELOUPE)

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

None

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

None

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/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Polysilicone- 11, Zeolite, Caffeine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Morus Nigra (Mulberry) Leaf Extract, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Wood Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Rose Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Incarnata (Passion Fruit) Fruit Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, Cucumis Melo Cantalupensis (Canteloupe) Fruit Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Squalane, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sucrose Dilaurate, Propylene Glycol, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Bisulfite, Sodium Hydroxide, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanyl Palmitate, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Zinc Pca, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Methyl Stearoyl Taurate, Polysorbate 80, Hexylene Glycol, Decyl Glucoside, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose Stearoxy Ether, Mica, Phenoxyethanol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Propylparaben, Methylparaben.

Directions from packaging:

Apply to affected areas twice daily. Must use sunscreen daily to maintain results and prevent future discoloration. May be used in combination with other treatment products. For external use only.

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