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Lush Mouthwash Tab, Brave

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Lush Mouthwash Tab, Brave 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 Mouthwash Tab, Brave is 5.

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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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Neurotoxicity
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
None

• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited
FD&C RED NO. 40 (CI 16035)
Appeared as: RED 40

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Contamination concerns (MERCURY, 6-METHOXY-M-TOLUIDINE, ANILINE, and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: BRAZILIAN ORANGE OIL (CITRUS SINENSIS)

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Good

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

Fair
EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) BUD
Appeared as: CLOVE BUD OIL (EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS)

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

Fair

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

Fair
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: FLAVOR

Fair
FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 (CI 15985)
Appeared as: YELLOW 6

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERINE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA OIL
Appeared as: TANGERINE OIL (CITRUS RETICULATA)

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

Fair
DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE
Appeared as: DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE ANHYDROUS

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Fair

Limited
STEVIA REBAUDIANA (SWEETLEAF) EXTRACT
Appeared as: STEVIA (STEVIA REBAUDIANA)

Fair

Fair
MENTHOL
Appeared as: MENTHOL CRYSTALS

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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, Silica, Citric Acid, Glycerine, Sorbitol, Malic Acid, Stevia (Stevia Rebaudiana), Xylitol, Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia Caryophyllus), Brazilian Orange Oil (Citrus Sinensis), Tangerine Oil (Citrus Reticulata), Menthol Crystals, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citral, Eugenol, Limonene, Linalool, Flavor, Yellow 6, Red 40, Blue 1 Lake

Directions from packaging:

Whenever you'd like a little oral refreshment, pop one tab into your mouth and take a sip of water to start the fizz. Nibble and swish before spitting out. Alternatively, dissolve one tab in a small amount of water and use for swishing.

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