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Lush Toothy Tabs, Limelight

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Lush Toothy Tabs, Limelight product label collected on January 29, 2019 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 Lush Toothy Tabs, Limelight is 3.

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Data last updated: January 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

Fair
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OIL
Appeared as: LIME OIL (CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA)

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) FRUIT OIL
Appeared as: LEMON OIL (CITRUS LIMONUM)

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE
Appeared as: DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE ANHYDROUS

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited
POTASSIUM TARTRATE
Appeared as: CREAM OF TARTAR (POTASSIUM BITARTRATE)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

Limited
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT)
Appeared as: SPEARMINT OIL (MENTHA SPICATA)

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Appeared as: ALMOND OIL (PRUNUS DULCIS)

Limited

Limited
GARDENIA JASMINOIDES (GARDENIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: GARDENIA EXTRACT (GARDENIA JASMINOIDES)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

None

None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

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

Good

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

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Dicalcium Phosphate Anhydrous, Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Potassium Bitartrate), Lauroyl Sarcosine, Sorbitol, Kaolin, Lime Oil (Citrus Aurantifolia), Lemon Oil (Citrus Limonum), Spearmint Oil (Mentha Spicata), Almond Oil (Prunus Dulcis), Baobab Fruit Powder (Adansonia Digitata), Gardenia Extract (Gardenia Jasminoides), Citric Acid, Silica, Malic Acid, Sodium Saccharin, Flavor, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow 5 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides, Citral, Limonene

Directions from packaging:

Crunch one tablet up between your teeth, then grab your wet toothbrush and brush as usual.

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