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Product score: 03

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Brush Buddies Naturally Whitens Herbal Toothpaste Infused With Activated Charcoal, Cool Mint, Cool Mint

Brush Buddies Naturally Whitens Herbal Toothpaste Infused With Activated Charcoal, Cool Mint, Cool Mint

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February 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 01
SORBITOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, plasticiser, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, suspending agent- nonsurfactant, anticaking, opacifying
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 03
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) humectant, solvent
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, emulsifying, foaming, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 06
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: ORANGE) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, astringent, masking, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 06
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: EUCALYPTUS OIL;
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 05
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Appeared as: AROMA (PEPPERMINT OIL;
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: CLOVE OIL;
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
Appeared as: SPEARMINT OIL;
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) buffering agent, chelating agent, corrosion inhibitor, oral care agent, ph adjuster, anticaking, buffering, chelating, oral care
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 05
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) external analgesic, fragrance ingredient, oral health care drug, preservative, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent, masking, solvent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
Appeared as: CHARCOAL POWDER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, colorant, opacifying agent, cosmetic colorant
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM SACCHARIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, masking, oral care
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
TRISODIUM PHOSPHATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
TETRAPOTASSIUM PYROPHOSPHATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) buffering agent, chelating agent, corrosion inhibitor, oral care agent, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, oral care
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredients from packaging:

SORBITOL, SILICA, WATER (AQUA), POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 1500, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, AROMA (PEPPERMINT OIL, SPEARMINT OIL, CLOVE OIL, EUCALYPTUS OIL, ORANGE OIL), XANTHAN GUM, TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, CHARCOAL POWDER, SODIUM SACCHARIN, SODIUM BENZOATE, TRISODIUM PHOSPHATE, TETRAPOTASSIUM PYROPHOSPHATE

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.


Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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