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Black Opal Even True Skintone Brightening Crème (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Black Opal Even True Skintone Brightening Crème (2016 formulation) product label collected on November 01, 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 Black Opal Even True Skintone Brightening Crème (2016 formulation) is 7.

Data last updated: November 2016

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)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Neurotoxicity
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

None

• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

None
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140) LAKE
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)

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
FD&C RED NO. 4 (CI 14700)
Appeared as: RED 4 (CI 14700)

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

Limited
D&C RED NO. 33 (CI 17200) LAKE
Appeared as: RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE)

None

• 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)

Fair

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

Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA PEEL EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS UNSHIU PEEL EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (high)

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

Limited
CURCUMA ZEDOARIA ROOT OIL
Appeared as: CURCUMA ZEDOARIA ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
NYMPHAEA ALBA (WHITE WATER LILY) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: NYMPHAEA ALBA FLOWER EXTRACT

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Limited
GLUCOSAMINE HCL
Appeared as: GLUCOSAMINE HCI

None

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), PEG-16 Macadamia Glycerides, Petrolatum, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glycerin, Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Curcuma Zedoaria Root Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Yeast Extract, Algae Extract, Urea, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Carbomer, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Oleate, Oligopeptide-68, Glucosamine HCI, Sodium Hydroxide, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Decylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Red 4 (CI 14700), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200),Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090). Patent# 7,220,427, 7,316,820, 7,300,666

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