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Mizon Mela Defense White Capsule Essence

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Mizon Mela Defense White Capsule 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 Mizon Mela Defense White Capsule Essence is 7.

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Data last updated: September 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

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

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

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

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 (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

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)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: VITAMIN E ACETATE

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: AMICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Fair

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA

None

Limited

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

None

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

Fair

Fair

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

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

None

Limited

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH
Appeared as: ZEA MAYS STARCH (CORN)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Fair

Limited
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
Appeared as: ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKLY ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

Fair

None
CHERRY BLOSSOM EXTRACT
Appeared as: PRUNUS LANNESIANA FLOWER EXTRACT

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

Fair

Limited
ARTEMISIA ABSINTHIUM (MUGWORT) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARTEMISIA ABSINTHIUM EXTRACT

Limited
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW)
Appeared as: ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
GENTIANA LUTEA (YELLOW GENTIAN) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: GENTIANA LUTEA ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

None
CONVALLARIA MAJALIS (LILY OF THE VALLEY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CONVALLARIA MAJALIS ROOT EXTRACT

None
MAGNOLIA LILIFLORA EXTRACT
Appeared as: MAGNOLIA LILIFLORA FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
LILIUM CANDIDUM (MADONNA LILY) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: LILIUM CANDIDUM FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
LEONTOPODIUM ALPINUM (EDELWEISS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LEONTOPODIUM ALPINUM FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT

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

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

• Cancer (moderate)

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

Limited
LYCIUM BARBARUM (MATRIMONY VINE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LYCIUM BARBARUM FRUIT EXTRACT

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:

Aqua, Methyl Gluceth-20, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Beta Glucan, Niacinamide, Alcohol, Bis-peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Phenyl Trimethicone Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Collagen, Zea Mays (corn) Starch, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Lactose, Vitamin E Acetate, Polysorbate 20, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Prunus Lannesiana Flower Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Malic Acid, Dextrin, Amica Montana Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Hedera Helix (ivy) Extract, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Convallaria Majalis Root Extract, Magnolia Liliflora Flower Extract, Lilium Candidum Flower Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Flower/leaf Extract, Oryza Sativa (rice) Bran Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus (raspberry) Fruit Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Fragrance

Directions from packaging:

After cleansing and toner, apply this essence over face by patting into skin with palms and fingertips. Follow with serums and moisturizer.

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