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Abra Therapeutics Complexion Clarifier Cream

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Abra Therapeutics Complexion Clarifier Cream product label collected on July 04, 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 Abra Therapeutics Complexion Clarifier Cream 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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • 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
Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL (MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA)

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

Fair
GLYCOLIC ACID
Appeared as: GLYCOLIC ACID (SUGARCANE)

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

Fair
MALIC ACID
Appeared as: MALIC ACID (APPLE)

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

Good
LACTIC ACID
Appeared as: LACTIC ACID (BILBERRY)

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

Limited
PELAGONIUM GRAVEOLENS OIL
Appeared as: GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL (PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS)

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

Good
CITRIC ACID
Appeared as: CITRIC ACID (LEMON)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) JUICE
Appeared as: LEMON JUICE

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL (LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Limited
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE)
Appeared as: APPLE PUREE

Fair
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) JUICE
Appeared as: APPLE JUICE

Limited

None
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FIBER
Appeared as: APPLE FIBER

Fair
SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE)
Appeared as: SUGARCANE (SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM)

Fair
TARTARIC ACID
Appeared as: TARTARIC ACID (MAPLE)

Robust
SUCROSE
Appeared as: MAPLE SUGAR (ACER SACCHARUM)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS JUICE

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

Limited
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA (CONEFLOWER)
Appeared as: ECHINACEA (ECHINACEA PURPUREA)

Limited
HORSETAIL (EQUISETUM ARVENSE)
Appeared as: HORSETAIL HERB (EQUISETUM ARVENSE)

Limited
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK
Appeared as: WHITE WILLOW BARK (SALIX ALBA)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: JOJOBA OIL (SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS)

Fair
CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM
Appeared as: GUAR GUM

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Fair

Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF
Appeared as: OLIVE LEAF (OLEA EUROPAEA)

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: ROSEMARY OIL (ROSEMARINUS OFFICINALIS)

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:

ORGANIC APPLE PUREE, ORGANIC APPLE JUICE, ORGANIC APPLE PECTIN, ORGANIC APPLE FIBER, ORGANIC SUGARCANE (SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM), GLYCOLIC ACID (SUGARCANE), MALIC ACID (APPLE), LACTIC ACID (BILBERRY), CITRIC ACID (LEMON), TARTARIC ACID (MAPLE), VEGETABLE GLYCERIN, MAPLE SUGAR (ACER SACCHARUM), LEMON JUICE, ALOE BARBADENSIS JUICE, TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL (MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA), LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL (LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS), GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL (PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS), ECHINACEA (ECHINACEA PURPUREA), HORSETAIL HERB (EQUISETUM ARVENSE), WHITE WILLOW BARK (SALIX ALBA), JOJOBA OIL (SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS), GUAR GUM, XANTHAN GUM, OLIVE LEAF (OLEA EUROPAEA), ROSEMARY OIL (ROSEMARINUS OFFICINALIS)

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