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Ambi Fade Cream for Normal Skin

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Ambi Fade Cream for Normal Skin product label collected on February 02, 2021 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 Ambi Fade Cream for Normal Skin is 8.

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Data last updated: February 2021

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Good

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Good

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Fair

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

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERL STEARATE

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Limited

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

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA PROTEIN
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA PROTEIN (SOYBEAN)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

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:

Active Ingredients: HYDROQUINONE 2.0%, OCTINOXATE 2.0%; Inactive Ingredients: WATER, GLYCERIN, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, STEARIC ACID, CETYL ALCOHOL, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, BETAINE, GLYCERL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE SODIUM METABISULFITE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, FRAGRANCE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, METHYLPARABEN, DISODIUM EDTA, LACTIC ACID, PROPYLPARABEN, ETHYLPARABEN, PEG-16 SOY STEROL, SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) PROTEIN

Directions from packaging:

Adults: Apply a small amount as a thin layer on the affected area twice daily, or use as directed by a doctor. If no improvement is seen after 3 months of treatment, use of this product should be discontinued. Lightening effect of this product may not be noticeable when used on very dark skin. Children Under 12 Years of Age: do not use unless directed by a doctor. Sun exposure should be limited by using a sunscreen agent, a sun blocking agent, or protective clothing to cover bleached skin after treatment is completed to prevent darkening from reoccurring.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Do not use on children under 12 years of age unless directed by a doctor. This product is not for use in the prevention of sunburn. When using this product avoid contact with eyes; some users of this product may experience a mild skin irritation. If skin irritation becomes severe, stop use and consult a doctor. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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