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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

Limited

Grin Made by Nature Whitening Toothpaste (2018 formulation)

Grin Made by Nature Whitening Toothpaste (2018 formulation)

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Toothpaste

BRAND

Grin

DATA LAST UPDATED

April 2018

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    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: 04
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: CHINA STAR (FLAVOUR)
Data Availability: Fair
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERINE
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
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)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
XYLITOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
OLIVOYL HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
Appeared as: POTASSIUM OLIVOYL HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - cleansingagent, cleansing, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
MENTHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, external analgesic, flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, oral health caredrug, masking, refreshing, soothing
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM BICARBONATE
Appeared as: SODIUM BICARBONATE (BAKING SODA)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, buffering agent, deodorant agent, oral care agent, oral health care drug;phadjuster, skin protectant, buffering, deodorant, oral care, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) POWDER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA CRISPUS (SPEARMINT LEAF) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL)
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
ILLICIUM VERUM (ANISE) OIL
Appeared as: ANISEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
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
SEA SALT
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, bulking, masking, oral care, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
PROPOLIS EXTRACT
Appeared as: PROPOLIS TINCTURE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredients from packaging:

Calcium Carbonate, Glycerine, Aqua (Water), Xylitol, Potassium Olivoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Menthol, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Powder, Mentha Crispus (Spearmint Leaf Oil), Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint Oil), Aniseed Oil China Star (Flavour), Xanthan Gum, Organic Sea Salt, Propolis Tincture

Directions from packaging:

For best results, brush at least twice a day after meals.

Warnings from packaging:

Propolis may cause severe allergic reactions. If irritation or swelling of the mouth or throat occurs, discontinue use and consult a healthcare practitioner.

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.

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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