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Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening 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 Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening Serum is 5.

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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_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

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

Limited

• 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)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

None

None

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

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

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

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

Robust

None

None

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited

None
HYDROLYZED GINSENG SAPONINS
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED GINSENG SAPONINS (HYDROLYZED WHITE GINSENG SAPONINS)

Limited

Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
NELUMBO NUCIFERA (SACRED LOTUS) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: NELUMBO NUCIFERA SEED EXTRACT

None

None
LILIUM TIGRINUM (LILIUM LANCIFOLIUM) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LILIUM TIGRINUM FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT

Limited
REHMANNIA GLUTINOSA (CHINESE FOXGLOVE) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: REHMANNIA GLUTINOSA ROOT EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (low)

Robust

Fair
GINKGO BILOBA (MAIDENHAIR TREE)
Appeared as: GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT

Limited
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
LIMNANTHES VERSICOLOR (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

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:

GLYCYRRHIZA URALENSIS (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, OPHIOPOGON JAPONICUS ROOT EXTRACT, BROUSSONETIA KAZINOKI ROOT EXTRACT, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ALCOHOL, WATER, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, METHYL TRIMETHICONE, DIETHOXYETHYL SUCCINATE, GLYCERYL POLYMETHACRYLATE, NIACINAMIDE, ACETYL GLUCOSAMINE, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, HYDROLYZED GINSENG SAPONINS (HYDROLYZED WHITE GINSENG SAPONINS), OLDENLANDIA DIFFUSA EXTRACT, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, PAEONIA ALBIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT, NELUMBO NUCIFERA SEED EXTRACT, POLYGONATUM OFFICINALE RHIZOME/ROOT EXTRACT, LILIUM TIGRINUM FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, REHMANNIA GLUTINOSA ROOT EXTRACT, HONEY, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT, SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT, GLYCERIN, LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, METHOXY PEG-114/POLYEPSILON CAPROLACTONE, PROPANEDIOL, PEG-60 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, STEARYL BEHENATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, POTASSIUM ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, POLYSORBATE 20, POLYGLYCERYL-10 PENTASTEARATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, POLYGLYCERYL-3 METHYLGLUCOSE DISTEARATE, SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE

Directions from packaging:

Apply 2-3 pumps every morning and evening after applying Snowise Brightening Water. Spread evenly across your face with the tip of your hands.

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