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Algenist Genius White Concentrated Brightening Essence

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Algenist Genius White Concentrated Brightening Essence 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 Algenist Genius White Concentrated Brightening Essence 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

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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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)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

Limited

None
ALGAE OLIGOSACCHARIDES
Appeared as: ALGAE EXOPOLYSACCHARIDES

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

None
CAMELLIA EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA JAPONICA SEED EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

Limited

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

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:

Water, Glycerin, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Niacinamide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Algae Exopolysaccharides, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Camellia Japonica Seed Extract, Ceteareth-20, Algae Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Citrate, Citrus Aurantium Tachibana Peel Extract, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Citric Acid, Butylene Glycol, Citrus Depressa Peel Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Limonene, Linalool

Directions from packaging:

After cleansing, apply to the entire face, under-eye, neck, and décolleté. Do not apply to eyelid. For optimal result, follow with your usual moisturizer. Use only as directed.

Warnings from packaging:

Use only as directed.

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