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Rooted Beauty Brightening Vitamin C Serum

EWG scientists reviewed the Rooted Beauty Brightening Vitamin C Serum product label collected on September 14, 2020 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. Rooted Beauty Brightening Vitamin C Serum is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: September 2020

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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • 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
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (WILD SWEET ORANGE) OIL

• 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 (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

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

Fair

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Robust

Limited

Good

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

None

Fair

Limited

Fair

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (MIXED)

• Cancer (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

None

None
HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS POWDER
Appeared as: HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS EXTRACT POWDER* (GREEN ALGAE)

Limited

Fair
DEHYDROACETIC ACID
Appeared as: DEHYDROACETIC ACID (DHA)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW) ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Fair

Limited
ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA (WILD CELERY) ROOT EXTRACT

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
YUCCA FILAMENTOSA (SPOONLEAF YUCCA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: YUCCA FILAMENTOSA (YUCCA) ROOT EXTRACT

Good

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None
TERMINALIA FERDINANDIANA (KAKADU PLUM) EXTRACT
Appeared as: TERMINALIA FERDINANDIANA (KAKADU PLUM) FRUIT EXTRACT

Fair

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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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:

Water, ascorbyl glucoside, glycerin, isosorbide dicaprylate, lysolecithin, sclerotium gum, xanthan gum, pullulan, silica, phytic acid, tocopherol (mixed), oleic/linoleic/linolenic polyglycerides, haematococcus pluvialis (green algae) extract powder*, daucus carota sativa (carrot) seed oil, dehydroacetic acid (DHA), benzyl alcohol, potassium sorbate, althaea officinalis (marshmallow) root extract, arctium lappa (burdock) root extract, zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract, panax ginseng (ginseng) root extract, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, angelica archangelica (wild celery) root extract, yucca filamentosa (yucca) root extract, citric acid, sodium benzoate, terminalia ferdinandiana (kakadu plum) fruit extract, mannitol, ergothioneine, citrus aurantium dulcis (wild sweet orange) oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) oil, potassium hydroxide, limonene.

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