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W3LL PEOPLE Bio Brightener Stick (2016 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed the W3LL PEOPLE Bio Brightener Stick (2016 formulation) product label collected on January 28, 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. W3LL PEOPLE Bio Brightener Stick (2016 formulation) is EWG VERIFIED™.

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Data last updated: January 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTER) SEED OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

None

Limited

Limited

None
ACACIA DECURRENS/ JOJOBA/ SUNFLOWER SEED/ POLYGLYCERYL-3 ESTERS
Appeared as: ACACIADECURRENS/JOJOBA/SUNFLOWER SEED WAX/POLYGLYCERYL-3 ESTERS

None
HYDROLYZED JOJOBA PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED JOJOBA PROTEINS

None

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL

Fair
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER)
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS SEED OIL

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

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

Limited

Good

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

Limited
D&C YELLOW 10 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: YELLOW 10 LAKE

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

None
D&C ORANGE 5 LAKE
Appeared as: ORANGE 5 LAKE

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Tri-Isostearyl Citrate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Beeswax, AcaciaDecurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Proteins, Silica Silylate, ricinus Communis (Caster) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil*, Aloe Barbadensis (Oil) Leaf Extract, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite [+/-: Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 10 Lake (CI 47005), Tin Oxide, Orange 5 Lake (CI 45370)]*USDA Organic

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