Find products and ingredients Learn how Skin Deep® works Meet our experts Discover EWG VERIFIED™
Product score: 06

Data Availability:

Limited

Crystal Clear Skincare Skin Brightening Complex

Crystal Clear Skincare Skin Brightening Complex

WHERE TO BUY

CATEGORY

Facial Moisturizer/Treatment

BRAND

Crystal Clear Skincare

DATA LAST UPDATED

August 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    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: 08
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 05
OCTINOXATE
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) uv absorber, uv filter
CONCERNS • 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)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 05
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Appeared as: PHENOXYETHNOL
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 04
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 03
POLYSORBATE-60
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 03
OCTISALATE
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber, uv absorber, uv filter
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 03
UREA
Data Availability: Good
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) buffering agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, antistatic, buffering, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 03
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioningagent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 03
DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, antifoaming, emollient, skin conditioning, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 03
BHT
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
Expand content Collapse content
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 (moderate)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 02
TETRASODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 02
ALUMINA
Data Availability: Good
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) abrasive, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, absorbent, anticaking, bulking, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 02
LECITHIN
Data Availability: Good
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, antistatic, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA
Data Availability: Robust
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) solvent
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, antimicrobial, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
DIOCTYLCYCLOHEXANE
Appeared as: DIETHYLHEXYLCYCLOHEXANE
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
ZEA MAYS (CORN) GERM OIL
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: CL 77891
Data Availability: Good
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying agent, sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
SCLEROTIUM GUM
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, viscosity increasing agent -aqueous, emulsion stabilising, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
SAXIFRAGA SARMENTOSA (SAXIFRAGA STOLONIFERA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SAXIFRAGA SARMENTOSA EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscositydecreasing agent, humectant, masking, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
MORINDA CITRIFOLIA (INDIAN MULBERRY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: MORUS BOMBYCIS (MULBERRY) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent, astringent
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, astringent, humectant, soothing
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL ACRYLATE/ ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) humectant, viscosity controlling
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
SORBITOL
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, plasticiser, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
ARBUTIN
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
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
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
SORBITAN STEARATE
Appeared as: SORBITAN STREARATE
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
ZINC OXIDE
Appeared as: CL 77947
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) bulking agent, colorant, skin protectant, sunscreen agent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Diethylhexylcyclohexane, Polysorbate 60, Zea Mays (Corn) Germ Oil, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Sorbitan Strearate, Cl 77891, Cl 77947, Sclerotium Gum, Phenoxyethnol, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, Urea, Tetrasodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Parfum, Morus Bombycis (Mulberry) Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Dimethicone, Alumina, Diazolidinyl Urea, Citric Acid, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sorbitol, Lecithin, Arbutin, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lindalool, Limonene, Butyphenyl Methylpropional, Geraniol, Benzyl Alcohol

Directions from packaging:

In the morning, apply one pump to the back of your hand along with two pumps of Skin Repair Moisturizer or your normal moisturizer. Mix together and apply to the skin using a massage action. In the evening, apply one pump to the back of your hand and massage onto the face, use a further amount if needed and apply to dark uneven skin.

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.

Score legend

Data availability

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

NONE LIMITED FAIR GOOD ROBUST
Low Availability
Moderate Availability
High Availability

More facial moisturizer/treatment

VIEW ALL facial moisturizer/treatment

EWG VERIFIED™
Holiday Gift Set

Get Yours with a Donation of $125

ORDER NOW