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Product score: 01

Data Availability:

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Dr. Brite Berrylicious Vitamin C Toothpaste (2018 formulation)

Dr. Brite Berrylicious Vitamin C Toothpaste (2018 formulation)

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Toothpaste

BRAND

Dr. Brite

DATA LAST UPDATED

March 2018

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE * (ALOE VERA)
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: SOY-FREE VEGETABLE GLYCERIN**
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
CALCIUM CARBONATE
Appeared as: CALCIUM CARBONATE (MINERAL)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, buffering agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, oral care agent, buffering, bulking, opacifying, oral care
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: HYDRATED SILICA (MINERAL)
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, suspending agent- nonsurfactant, anticaking, opacifying
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA OIL* (COCONUT)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning, solvent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Appeared as: XANTHAN GUM (NATURAL)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
POTASSIUM COCOATE
Appeared as: POTASSIUM COCOATE * (ORGANIC COCONUT OIL DERIVED)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE ** (NON-ACIDIC VITAMIN C)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
FRAGARIA CHILOENSIS (STRAWBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: FRAGARIA SINENSIS FRUIT EXRACT/POWDER* (STRAWBERRY)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
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Ingredient score: 01
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: RUBUS IDAEUS FRUIT EXTRACT* (RASPBERRY)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) OIL
Appeared as: VANILLA PLANIFOLIA OIL* (VANILLA)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SIRAITIA GROSVENORII (MONK FRUIT)
Appeared as: SIRAITIA GROSVENORII (MONK FRUIT) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
STEVIA REBAUDIANA (SWEETLEAF) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HEXANE FREE STEVIA REBAUDIANA LEAF/STEM EXTRACT*
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, masking
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Ingredient score: 01
AZADIRACHTA INDICA (NEEM) EXTRACT
Appeared as: AZADIRACHTA INDICA EXTRACT* (NEEM)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
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Ingredient score: 01
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
Appeared as: CARBON .* (ACTIVATED CHARCOAL COCONUT DERIVED)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, colorant, opacifying agent, cosmetic colorant
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Ingredients from packaging:

Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Soy-Free Vegetable Glycerin**, Calcium Carbonate (Mineral), Hydrated Silica (Mineral), Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil)*, Xanthum Gum (Natural Thickener), Potassium Cocoate (Organic Coconut Oil Derived)*, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Non-Acidic Vitamin C)**, Organic Fragaria Sinensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract/Powder*, Organic Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract*, Organic Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Oil*, Siraitia Grosvenorii (Monk Fruit) Extract, Hexane-Free Organic Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract*, Organic Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Extract*, Carbon (Activated Charcoal Coconut Derived)*

Directions from packaging:

Get a radiant, healthy smile by brushing for at least two minutes, twice a day or more.

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.

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Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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