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Codex Beauty Brightening Night Cream

EWG scientists reviewed the Codex Beauty Brightening Night Cream product label collected on May 06, 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. Codex Beauty Brightening Night Cream is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: May 2021

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
None

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA

None

Limited

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

None

None

Limited

Good

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

Limited

None
LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS

Limited

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

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited
THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM (THEOBROMA) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM (CUPUA U) SEED BUTTER

Fair

Fair

None

Fair

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

Fair

None
BIDENS PILOSA EXTRACT
Appeared as: BIDENS PILOSA (BLACK JACK) EXTRACT

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT

Fair
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL
Appeared as: LINUM USITATISSIMUM SEED OIL

Fair

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Good

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

None

Limited

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

Limited
CYMBOPOGON MARTINI OIL
Appeared as: CYMBOPOGON MARTINI MOTIA (PALMAROSA) HERB OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None
BUDDLEJA GLOBOSA LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: BUDDLEJA GLOBOSA (MATICO) LEAF EXTRACT

None
ARISTOTELIA CHILENSIS FRUIT JUICE
Appeared as: ARISTOTELIA CHILENSIS (MAQUI) LEAF EXTRACT

None
UGNI MOLINAE LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: UGNI MOLINAE (MURTILLA) LEAF EXTRACT

Fair

• Cancer (low)
Contamination concerns (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)

Robust

Fair

Fair

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)

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.

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:

Aqua, Shea Butter Ethyl Ester, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Propanediol, Lactobacillus Ferment, C9-12 Alkane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Lactobacillus, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Glyceryl Stearate, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupua u) Seed Butter, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Bidens Pilosa (Black Jack) Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Linum Usitatissimum Seed Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Phytate, Cymbopogon Martini Motia (Palmarosa) Herb Oil, Buddleja Globosa (Matico) Leaf Extract, Aristotelia Chilensis (Maqui) Leaf Extract, Ugni Molinae (Murtilla) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Phenethyl Alcohol , Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Disodium Phosphate, Potassium Phosphate, Limonene*, Citral*, Linalool*.

Directions from packaging:

Apply a small amount, daily, to cleansed skin. Use it on its own or layer over our Bia Facial Oil for an extra hydration boost.

Warnings from packaging:

Avoid direct contact with eyes. Discontinue use if signs of irritation appear.

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