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White & Elm Brightening Mask

EWG scientists reviewed the White & Elm Brightening Mask product label collected on July 22, 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. White & Elm Brightening Mask is EWG VERIFIED™.

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 LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGARIA VESCA (STRAWBERRY) FRUIT
Appeared as: FRAGARIA VESCA (STRAWBERRY) FRUIT POWDER

Fair
KAOLIN
Appeared as: KAOLIN (WHITE CLAY)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited
ROSA CANINA SEED POWDER
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA (ROSE HIP) SEED POWDER

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

None
MARANTA ARUNDINACEA ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: MARANTA ARUNDINACEA (ARROWROOT) POWDER

Fair

Limited
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK
Appeared as: SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK POWDER

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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:

Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Powder, Kaolin (White Clay), Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Seed Powder, Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Powder, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Salix Alba (White Willow) Bark Powder

Directions from packaging:

Combine 1-2 teaspoons of facial mask in a bowl with a liquid of your choice. Mix into a paste. Apply with facial fan brush or fingers avoiding eye area. After 5-15 minutes, remove mask by rinsing gently with warm water or steaming with warm cloth. Use twice per week.

Warnings from packaging:

KEEP DRY· STORE IN A COOL DRY PLACE AWAY FROM HEAT, LIGHT AND MOISTURE · KEEP DRY · CLOSE LID TIGHTLY · FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY

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