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Dr. Brite Mint Natural Whitening Mouthwash

EWG scientists reviewed the Dr. Brite Mint Natural Whitening Mouthwash product label collected on February 06, 2018 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 Mint Natural Whitening Mouthwash is EWG VERIFIED™.

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Data last updated: February 2018

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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: SOY-FREE VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

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

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA OIL* (COCONUT)

Fair
XYLITOL
Appeared as: NON-GMO XYLITOL**

Limited

Fair
MENTHOL
Appeared as: MENTHA ARVENSIS CRYSTALS* (MENTHOL)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
OCIMUM SANCTUM LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: OCIMUM SANCTUM LEAF EXTRACT* (HOLY BASIL - TULSI)

Limited
STEVIA REBAUDIANA (SWEETLEAF) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HEXANE FREE STEVIA REBAUDIANA LEAF/STEM EXTRACT*

Limited
CALCIUM ASCORBATE
Appeared as: CALCIUM ASCORBATE ** (NON-ACIDIC VITAMIN C)

Robust
SEA SALT
Appeared as: SODIUM CHLORIDE (SEA SALT)

Fair
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
Appeared as: ACTIVATED CARBON .* (ORGANIC COCONUT ACTIVATED CHARCOAL)

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:

Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Soy-Free Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, non-GMO Xylitol**, Organic Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) Essential Oil*, Organic Mentha Arvensis (Menthol) Crystals*, Organic Ocimum Sanctum (Holy Basil - Tulsi) Leaf Extract*, Hexane Free Organic Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract*, Calcium Ascorbate (Non-acidic Vitamin C)**, Sodium Chloride (Sea Salt), Activated Carbon (Organic Coconut Activated Charcoal).*

Directions from packaging:

Shake well prior to use. Place a small amount (15ml/3 teaspoons) of mouthwash in mouth. Swish thoroughly for 30 seconds. Gargle and spit.

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