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KPS Essentials Brightening Cream Cleanser

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the KPS Essentials Brightening Cream Cleanser product label collected on August 22, 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. EWG's rating for KPS Essentials Brightening Cream Cleanser is 4.

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Data last updated: August 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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: GREEN TEA LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
ETHYL LAUROYL ARGINATE HCL
Appeared as: ETHYL LAUROYL ARGINATE HCI

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLIVE FRUIT OIL

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERS
Appeared as: JOJOBA ESTERS

Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: APRICOT KERNEL OIL

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: VITAMIN E

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: SOYBEAN OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: SHEA BUTTER

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: MANGO SEED BUTTER

Limited
SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SUGAR CANE EXTRACT

Limited
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: BILBERRY FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
ACER SACCHARUM (SUGAR MAPLE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SUGAR MAPLE EXTRACT

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL POWDER
Appeared as: ORANGE PEEL EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CRANBERRY FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: WHITE WILLOW BARK EXTRACT

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
MELIA AZADIRACHTA (NEEM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: NEEM SEED OIL

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSEMARY LEAF EXTRACT

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: SUNFLOWER SEED OIL

Fair
XANTHAN GUM
Appeared as: XANTHAM GUM

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:

*Aloe Leaf Juice, *Olive Fruit Oil, *Jojoba Esters, *Apricot Kernel Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, Glycerin, Vitamin E, *Soybean Oil, Glycolic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Malic Acid, *Shea Butter, *Mango Seed Butter, *Sugar Cane Extract, *Bilberry Fruit Extract, *Sugar Maple Extract, *Orange Peel Extract, *Lemon Peel Extract, *Cranberry Fruit Extract, *Green Tea Leaf Extract, *White Willow Bark Extract, *Alcohol, Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCI, *Neem Seed Oil, *Rosemary Leaf Extract, *Sunflower Seed Oil, Xantham Gum, Tetrasodium EDTA, *Proprietary Blend of Essential Oils. *Organic Ingredients

Directions from packaging:

Periodic exfoliation brightens your skin and gives you a healthy glow. Gently massage the Brightening Cream Cleanser over your face and neck to effectively cleanse and exfoliate your skin with alpha hydroxy acids.

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