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dr. Brandt Light Years Away whitening cream cleanser (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the dr. Brandt Light Years Away whitening cream cleanser (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 dr. Brandt Light Years Away whitening cream cleanser (old formulation) is 2.

Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • 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
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Appeared as: COCAMIDOPROPHYL BETAINE

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

None

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

None

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDE

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

Fair
CI 75130
Appeared as: BETA CAROTENE (VITAMIN A)

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

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Fair

Fair

Limited

Fair

None

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX (CERA ALBA)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) WAX
Appeared as: JOJOBA WAX

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair

Limited
ZIZYPHUS JUJUBA (JUJUBE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ZIZYPHUS JUJUBA FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

None

Limited

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
CALOPHYLIUM TACAMAHACA (TAMANU) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CALOPHYLLUM TACAMAHACA (TAMANU) SEED OIL

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited
MELIA AZADIRACHTA LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELIA AZADIRACHTA (NEEM) LEAF EXTRACT

None
MELIA AZADIRACHTA FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELIA AZADIRACHTA (NEEM) FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) (FLOWER EXTRACT)

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

Limited

None

Fair
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT

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), Myristic Acid, Glycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Dipropylene Glycol, Lauric Acid, PEG 8, Olive Oil PEG 7 Esters, Maltooligosyl Glucoside, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, Cocamidoprophyl Betaine, Jojoba Wax, PEG 120 Esters, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Zizyphus Jujuba Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice Root) Extract, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Amino Esters (1), Tetrasodium EDTA, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Calophyllum Tacamahaca (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Iron Oxide, Beta Carotene (Vitamin A), Pearl Powder, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Flower Extract, Coccinia indica leaf extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) (Flower Extract), Lawsonia Inermis (Henna) Flower (Fruit/Leaf Extract), Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Halidrys Siliquosa Extract, Camellia Sinenis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract

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