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Skinfood Premium Tomato Whitening Essence

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Skinfood Premium Tomato Whitening 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 Skinfood Premium Tomato Whitening 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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • 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
Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (BUTYL ALCOHOL)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited
SOLANUM LYCOCARPUM (FRUIT FOR WOLVES) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) FRUIT EXTRACT

None
ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID
Appeared as: 3-O-ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID

None

None
LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT LYSATE
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT LYSATE FILTRATE

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

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

None

Fair

Limited

None

Limited
NYMPHAEA ALBA (WHITE WATER LILY) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: NYMPHAEA ALBA FLOWER EXTRACT

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

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, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Propanediol, Dipropylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ppg-26-Buteth-26, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate Filtrate, Citric Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Maackia Fauriei Stem Extract, Sodium Citrate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Diacetyl Boldine, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance

Directions from packaging:

After toner application, dispense an ample amount onto palm. Smooth gently over entire face until completely absorbed.

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