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100% Pure Dark Spot Remover

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the 100% Pure Dark Spot Remover product label collected on July 03, 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 100% Pure Dark Spot Remover is 3.

Data last updated: July 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

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
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) SEED OIL

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

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

None
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) FERMENT FILTRATE
Appeared as: RICE FERMENT FILTRATE (SAKE)

Limited
MYRICA CERIFERA (BAYBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT MYRICA CERIFERA (BAYBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: MYRICA CERIFERA (BAYBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT

None
TRICHOLOMA MATSUTAKE EXTRACT
Appeared as: TRICHOLOMA MATSUTAKE (MATSUTAKE MUSHROOM) EXTRACT

Limited
VEGETABLE CELLULOSE
Appeared as: LOOFAH CYLINDRICA (VEGETABLE CELLULOSE)

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C)

Limited
CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA)
Appeared as: PAPAIN (PAPAYA PAPAIN) EXTRACT

Good
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN)
Appeared as: CARRAGEENAN (CHONDRUS CRISPUS)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None
GELIDIUM CARTILAGINEUM (RED ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ASPARAGOPSIS ARMATA (RED ALGAE) EXTRACT

Fair

Limited
LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER
Appeared as: LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM FLOWER

Limited
LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER

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

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE JUICE) LEAF EXTRACT, RICE FERMENT FILTRATE (SAKE), MYRICA CERIFERA (BAYBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT, TRICHOLOMA MATSUTAKE (MATSUTAKE MUSHROOM) EXTRACT, LOOFAH CYLINDRICA (VEGETABLE CELLULOSE), CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) FRUIT EXTRACT, ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C), GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, PAPAIN (PAPAYA PAPAIN) EXTRACT, CARRAGEENAN (CHONDRUS CRISPUS), ASPARAGOPSIS ARMATA (RED ALGAE) EXTRACT, ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) SEED OIL, XANTHAN GUM, LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM FLOWER AND LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER.

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