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Jouve Dark Spot Corrector & Brightening Cream

EWG scientists reviewed the Jouve Dark Spot Corrector & Brightening Cream product label collected on April 17, 2019 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. Jouve Dark Spot Corrector & Brightening Cream is EWG VERIFIED™.

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Data last updated: April 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS FLOWER EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: JASMINUM OFFICINALE FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA EXTRACT

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Limited
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS FRUIT EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Robust

Good

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

None

None

None

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

None

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT

Fair

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT
Appeared as: COENOCHLORIS SIGNIENSIS EXTRACT

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) EXTRACT
Appeared as: THYMUS VULGARIS EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
QUILLAJA SAPONARIA (SOAPBARK) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: QUILLAJA SAPONARIA BARK EXTRACT

Limited

None
ARCTIUM MAJUS (BURDOCK) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARCTIUM MAJUS ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT

Limited
YUCCA GLAUCA (SOAPWEED) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: YUCCA GLAUCA ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
AMOMUM CARDAMOMUM (ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM SEED EXTRACT

None

Limited
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PYRUS MALUS FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PRUNUS ARMENIACA FRUIT EXTRACT

None
HIBISCUS ABELMOSCHUUS EXTRACT
Appeared as: HIBISCUS ABELMOSCHUS EXTRACT

Limited
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: VANILLA PLANIFOLIA FRUIT EXTRACT

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

None

None

None
SALICORNIA HERBACEA EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALICORNIA HERBACAE EXTRACT

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

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, Glycerin, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Propanediol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Maltodextrin, Isododecane, Palmitic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Jojoba Esters, Sodium Phytate, Carbomer, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Aminomethyl Propanol, Coenochloris Signiensis Extract, Lecithin, Thymus Vulgaris Extract, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Extract, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Arctium Majus Root Extract, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Yucca Glauca Root Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Extract, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Pyrus Malus Fruit Extract, Prunus Armeniaca Fruit Extract, Hibiscus Abelmoschus Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus Flower Extract, Jasminum Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Hedychium Spicatum Extract, Plumeria Rubra Flower Extract, Salicornia Herbacae Extract

Directions from packaging:

After cleansing and toning, apply product to the face, neck, chest, and backs of hands. For optimal results, use both morning and night

Warnings from packaging:

Avoid direct contact with the eyes or lips. Discontinue use if redness or irritation occurs

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