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Skin Success Anti-Dark Spot Complexion Bar (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Skin Success Anti-Dark Spot Complexion Bar (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 04, 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 Skin Success Anti-Dark Spot Complexion Bar (2016 formulation) is 4.

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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_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Occupational hazards
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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)

Limited
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA ROOT EXTRACT (LICORICE)

• 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

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

Limited
SODIUM COCOATE
Appeared as: SODIUM COCOATE (OR) SODIUM PALM KERNELATE

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

Robust

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA OIL (SOYBEAN)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Robust

Limited
PENTASODIUM DTPA
Appeared as: PENTASODIUM PENTETATE

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

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

Limited

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

Limited

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:

Sodium Tallowate, Sodium Cocoate (or) Sodium Palm Kernelate, Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Lanolin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (Licorice), Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Pentasodium Pentetate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Fragrance, Citronellol, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool

Directions from packaging:

Using warm water, create a rich lather and massage into skin. Rinse completely. For optimal tone-perfecting results, follow up with Palmer's Skin Success Fade Cream.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.

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