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Dr. Brite Organic Clean Facial Cleanser

EWG scientists reviewed the Dr. Brite Organic Clean Facial Cleanser product label collected on October 19, 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. Dr. Brite Organic Clean Facial Cleanser is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: October 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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (PURIFIED WATER)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

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

Limited

Limited
COCO-GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: COCO-GLUCOSIDE (COCONUT DERIVED SURFACTANT)

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

Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) DISTILLATE
Appeared as: HAMMEMALIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) FLOWER DISTILLATE

Fair

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

None
CARBOXYLMETHYLCELLULOSE SODIUM
Appeared as: CARBOXYMETHYLCELLULOSE GUM (THICKENER)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (NATURAL VITAMIN E)

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

Fair
NIACINAMIDE
Appeared as: NIACINAMIDE (VITAMIN B3)

Fair
GINKGO BILOBA (MAIDENHAIR TREE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: GINKGO BILOBA EXTRACT

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

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

Fair
POTASSIUM COCOATE
Appeared as: POTASSIUM COCOATE (COCONUT DERIVED SURFACTANT)

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

Good
CITRIC ACID
Appeared as: CITRIC ACID (PH REGULATOR)

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

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.

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (Purified Water), Organic Vegetable Glycerin*, Organic Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Distillate*, Coco-Glucoside (Coconut Derived Surfactant)**, Hammemalis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Flower Distillate, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Carboxymethylcellulose Gum (Thickener), Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Organic Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract*, Organic Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*,Organic Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Oil*, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Extract, Organic Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Oil*, Potassium Cocoate (Coconut Derived Surfactant)**, Citric Acid (pH Regulator).

Directions from packaging:

Place one to two pumps onto fingertips. Apply to face and neck. Massage using circular motions. Rinse thoroughly with water. Repeat as desired.

Warnings from packaging:

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