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Codex Beauty Brightening Face Serum

EWG scientists reviewed the Codex Beauty Brightening Face Serum 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 Face Serum 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)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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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

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

• 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

• 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
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATE
Appeared as: COCO-CAPRYLATE

• 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)

Limited

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

None
LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS

Limited
SILYBUM MARIANUM (BLESSED THISTLE) ETHYL ESTER
Appeared as: SILYBUM MARIANUM ETHYL ESTER

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

None
PFAFFIA PANICULATA ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PFAFFIA PANICULATA (SUMA) ROOT EXTRACT

None
PTYCHOPETALUM OLACOIDES EXTRACT
Appeared as: PTYCHOPETALUM OLACOIDES (MUIRA PUAMA) BARK/STEM EXTRACT

Fair

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

None

Fair

Limited

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

Limited
LILIUM CANDIDUM (MADONNA LILY) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: LILIUM CANDIDUM FLOWER EXTRACT

Good

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

Fair

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)

Fair

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

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
Contamination concerns (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, Propanediol, Lactobacillus Ferment, Coco-Caprylate, Glycerin, Annona Cherimola (Cherimoya) Fruit Extract, Polyglyceryl-6 Stearate, Lactobacillus, Silybum Marianum Ethyl Ester, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Sclerotium Gum, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Pfaffia Paniculata (Suma) Root Extract, Ptychopetalum Olacoides (Muira Puama) Bark/Stem Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract, Dextrin, Potassium Sorbate, Polyglyceryl-6 Behenate, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Oil, Lilium Candidum Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Phytate, Cymbopogon Martini Motia (Palmarosa) Herb Oil, Sodium Citrate, Benzyl Alcohol, Buddleja globosa (Matico) Leaf Extract, Aristotelia Chilensis (Maqui) Leaf Extract, Ugni molinae (Murtilla) Leaf Extract, Phenylpropanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tocopherol, Limonene*, Citral*, Linalool*

Directions from packaging:

Apply a small amount, daily, to cleansed skin. Use it on its own or layer under our creams or facial oil.

Warnings from packaging:

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

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