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Sonage Opalex Lightening Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Sonage Opalex Lightening Serum product label collected on August 03, 2017 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 Sonage Opalex Lightening Serum is 3.

Data last updated: August 2017

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) PEEL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIIFOLIA (LIME) PEEL EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

Fair
NIACINAMIDE
Appeared as: NIACINAMIDE (VITAMIN B3)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

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

Limited
MORUS ALBA (WHITE MULBERRY) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: MORUS ALBA (MULBERRY) ROOT EXTRACT

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

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:

Water, Glycerin, ALPHA-ARBUTIN, Niacinamide (VITAMIN B3), AZELAIC Acid, MANDELIC Acid, Glycyrrhizic Acid (LICORICE) Root Extract, Morus Alba (MULBERRY) Root Extract, KOJIC Acid, Carbomer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Citrus Limon (LEMON) Peel Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (ORANGE) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantiifolia (LIME) Peel Extract, Salvia Officinalis (SAGE) Leaf Extract, Pyrus Malus (APPLE) Fruit Extract, VANILLA Planifolia Fruit Extract, Cucumis Sativus (CUCUMBER) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Potassium Cocoate

Directions from packaging:

Apply Opalex Lightening Serum once or twice daily for brighter, more vibrant complexion. Wear alone or under your favorite moisturizer. Use consistently for at least 12 weeks.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Use of sunscreen is recommended while using this product. Keep product out of direct light. PARABEN FREE, BOTANICAL INGREDIENTS, HYDROQUINONE-FREE, CRUELTY FREE, MADE IN USA

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