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Estee Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Spot Correcting Essence

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Estee Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Spot Correcting 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 Estee Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Spot Correcting Essence is 5.

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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 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
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)

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)

None

• Contamination concerns (GOSSYPOL, HEAVY METALS, and PESTICIDES)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair
BHT

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATERAQUAEAU

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Fair

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

Fair

Limited

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

None
MOLASSES EXTRACT
Appeared as: MOLASSES EXTRACTSACCHARUM OFFICINARUMEXTRAIT DE MELASSE

Fair
HORDEUM VULGARE (BARLEY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HORDEUM VULGARE EXTRACTEXTRAIT D'ORGE (BARLEY)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA (HYDROCOTYL) EXTRACT

None

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Robust

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Fair

Limited

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

None

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEEDCAKE
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEEDCAKE (SUNFLOWER)

Limited

None

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:

Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 40, Glycerin, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Polyacrylamide, Butylene Glycol, Myristyl Alcohol, Pentylene Glycol, Acetyl Glucosamine, Gentiana Lutea (Gentian) Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Algae Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Molasses Extract/Saccharum Officinarum/Extrait De Melasse, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract/Extrait D'Orge, Yeast Polysaccharides, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Centella Asiatica (Hydrocotyl) Extract, Hydrolyzed Prunus Domestica, Caffeine, Laureth-7, Sucrose, Cholesterol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Peg-10 Dimethicone, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Fragrance (Parfum), Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citric Acid, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Disodium Edta, Bht, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol

Directions from packaging:

Apply AM and PM before your Crescent White moisturizer. Avoid eye area.

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