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dr. brandt Bright Biotic Dark Spot Minimizing Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the dr. brandt Bright Biotic Dark Spot Minimizing Serum product label collected on September 14, 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 dr. brandt Bright Biotic Dark Spot Minimizing Serum is 2.

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Data last updated: September 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

None

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

None

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

None

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

None

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

None

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

Robust

Fair

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Limited
SAXIFRAGA SARMENTOSA (SAXIFRAGA STOLONIFERA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SAXIFRAGA SARMENTOSA EXTRACT

Limited
CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CARICA PAPAYA FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
PSIDIUM GUAJAVA (GUAVA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PSIDIUM GUAJAVA FRUIT EXTRAC T

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Dicaprylyl Ether, Propanediol, C9-12 Alkane, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Caprylyl Methicone, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Niacinamide, Polysilicone-11, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Hexylresorcinol, Ethyl Linoleate, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Inulin, Peg-40 Stearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Pca, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Laureth-12, Yogurt Powder, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Disodium Edta, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Honey, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Tartaric Acid, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Metabisulfite, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extrac T, Sodium Benzoate, Papain, Bromelain, Maltodextrin

Directions from packaging:

Apply a thin layer on clean skin and allow for it to fully absorb. Follow with your daily moisturizer. Use AM and PM.

Warnings from packaging:

Use in conjunction with UV protection while avoiding excessive sun exposure.

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