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La Mer The Brilliance Brightening Facial

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the La Mer The Brilliance Brightening Facial product label collected on October 10, 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 La Mer The Brilliance Brightening Facial is 7.

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Data last updated: October 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • 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)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

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

Limited
SD ALCOHOL 1
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

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)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

None

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

Fair

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

None

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS RETICULATA (TANGERINE) PEEL EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

None

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DECLUSTERED WATER AQUAEAU DE-STRUCTUREE (-)

None

Limited

Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALGAE (SEAWEED) EXTRACT

Fair

Fair

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

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) SEED MEAL
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS SEED MEAL (SWEET ALMOND)

Fair

Fair

Fair

Limited
VITAMIN E SUCCINATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE

• Cancer (low)

Fair

Limited

Limited
ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM (KNOTTED WRACK) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM EXTRACT

None

Limited
LAMINARIA SACCHARINA (SUGAR KELP) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA SACCHARINA EXTRACT

Limited
CHLORELLA VULGARIS (DERMOCHLORELLA ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHLORELLA VULGARIS EXTRACT

Limited
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT

Limited
PALMARIA PALMATA (DULSE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PALMARIA PALMATA EXTRACT

Limited

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

Limited

Limited
MORUS NIGRA (BLACK MULBERRY) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: MORUS NIGRA (MULBERRY) ROOT EXTRACT

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

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Limited

None

None
SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS EXTRACT
Appeared as: SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS (ST. PAUL'S WORT) EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Fair

Limited

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited
POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM (JAPANESE KNOTWEED) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
YEAST EXTRACT
Appeared as: YEAST EXTRACTFAEXEXTRAIT DE LEVURE

None

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Fair

Limited

None

None

Limited
CAMELINA SATIVA (GOLD OF PLEASURE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CAMELINA SATIVA SEED OIL

None

Fair

Limited

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

Limited

None

Robust

Fair

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
EUK-134
Appeared as: ETHYLBISIMINOMETHYLGUAIACOL MANGANESE CHLORIDE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

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:

Declustered Water (-)AquaEau De-Structuree (-), Declustered Water (+)AquaEau De-Structuree (+), Methyl Gluceth-20, Peg-75, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Tocopheryl Succinate, Niacin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Powder, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) ExtractExtrait D'Orge, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Morus Nigra (Mulberry) Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Extract, Asparagopsis Armata Extract, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul'S Wort) Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Juice, Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Tourmaline, Linolenic Acid, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Oleth-5, Glycereth-26, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract, Squalane, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Yeast ExtractFaexExtrait De Levure, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caffeine, Hydrolyzed Rice Extract, Acetyl Glucosamine, Yeast Polysaccharides, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Sodium Rna, Oleth-10 Phosphate, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Pca, Tetraacetylphytosphingosine, Micrococcus Lysate, Sucrose, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbitol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sodium Hydroxide, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Lactate, Xanthan Gum, Choleth-24, Linoleic Acid, Hexylene Glycol, Ceteth-24, Lecithin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol Manganese Chloride, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Alcohol Denat., Fragrance (Parfum), Disodium Edta, Bht, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol

Directions from packaging:

Apply the Infusion Primer to cleansed face. Unfold and apply both upper and lower masks. Rest with mask on for 8 minutes, then remove and discard. Massage remaining treatment into skin and follow with your La Mer regimen.

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