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Codex Beauty Brightening Face Serum

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This product bears the EWG VERIFIED™ mark, meaning that the product meets EWG’s strictest standards for health and safety. It avoids any of the ingredients on EWG’s “Unacceptable List” and provides full transparency of ingredients, including fragrance.

Ingredient List

The specific formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists. At the time of verification, the ingredients in this formulation were used at a concentration below EWG’s health and safety limit, and therefore did not pose significant human health concerns. Click on an ingredient for more information.

ANNONA CHERIMOLA (CHERIMOYA) FRUIT EXTRACT
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ARISTOTELIA CHILENSIS FRUIT JUICE
Appeared as: ARISTOTELIA CHILENSIS (MAQUI) LEAF EXTRACT
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BENZYL ALCOHOL
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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 (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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BUDDLEJA GLOBOSA LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: BUDDLEJA GLOBOSA (MATICO) LEAF EXTRACT
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CAPRYLYL/ CAPRYL GLUCOSIDE
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, foaming, surfactant
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CETEARYL ALCOHOL
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasingagent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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CITRIC ACID
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) PEEL OIL
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CONCERNS • 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)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL
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CONCERNS • 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)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATE
Appeared as: COCO-CAPRYLATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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COCOS NUCIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
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CYMBOPOGON MARTINI OIL
Appeared as: CYMBOPOGON MARTINI MOTIA (PALMAROSA) HERB OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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DEXTRIN
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, binder, bulking agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, bulking, viscosity controlling
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GLYCERIN
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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HYDROLYZED HIBISCUS ESCULENTUS EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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LILIUM CANDIDUM (MADONNA LILY) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: LILIUM CANDIDUM FLOWER EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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PFAFFIA PANICULATA ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PFAFFIA PANICULATA (SUMA) ROOT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) soothing
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PHENYLPROPANOL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, solvent, masking
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POLYGLYCERYL-6 BEHENATE
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, slip modifier, surface modifier, emulsion stabilising
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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POLYGLYCERYL-6 STEARATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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POTASSIUM SORBATE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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PROPANEDIOL
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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PTYCHOPETALUM OLACOIDES EXTRACT
Appeared as: PTYCHOPETALUM OLACOIDES (MUIRA PUAMA) BARK/STEM EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
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SCLEROTIUM GUM
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, viscosity increasing agent -aqueous, emulsion stabilising, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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SILYBUM MARIANUM (BLESSED THISTLE) ETHYL ESTER
Appeared as: SILYBUM MARIANUM ETHYL ESTER
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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SODIUM BENZOATE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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SODIUM CITRATE
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FUNCTION(S) ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
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SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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SODIUM PHYTATE
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, oral care agent, chelating, oral care
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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TOCOPHEROL
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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UGNI MOLINAE LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: UGNI MOLINAE (MURTILLA) LEAF EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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WATER
Appeared as: AQUA
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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XANTHAN GUM
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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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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.

EWG Verified

This product bears the EWG VERIFIEDTM mark - its formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists, and the company behind the product has shown its ingredients meet all of the EWG’s strict criteria. When it was verified, the ingredients in this formulation did not pose significant human health concerns.

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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.

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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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An EWG VERIFIED™ mark on a product indicates that the company’s ingredient disclosures show the product has met our full criteria to ensure it adheres to our standards for health.

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