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Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 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 Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector (2016 formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: July 2016

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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

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

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

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

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Good

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

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

None

Fair

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Boron Nitride, Silica, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Carbomer, Titanium Dioxide, Citral, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance

Directions from packaging:

For Best Results: Cleanse: Choose the cleanser for your skin type from our Clean+ range to prep skin to receive care. Moisturize and Protect: Follow with Clearly Brighter Anti-Sun Damage Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30 sunscreen. Expert Tip: Always apply Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector before your daily moisturizer with SPF 30 sunscreen.Apply twice daily to face and neck after cleansing. Smooth a dime size amount evenly until absorbed ensuring all dark spots and uneven tone are fully covered. If going out into the sun, always follow with Clearly Brighter(tm) Anti-Sun Damage Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30 sunscreen.

Warnings from packaging:

WARNING: This product contains a chemical known in the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/.

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