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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
August 2013

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dr. Brandt Light Years Away whitening cream cleanser (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed dr. Brandt Light Years Away whitening cream cleanser (old formulation) 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. EWG's rating for dr. Brandt Light Years Away whitening cream cleanser (old formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDEOccupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
LAWSONIA INERMIS (HENNA) FLOWER/FRUIT/LEAF EXTRACTAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
COCAMIDOPROPHYL BETAINE
Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
OLIVE OIL PEG-7 ESTERSOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-120 ESTERSOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-8Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG-100 STEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) (FLOWER EXTRACT)
Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
BETA CAROTENEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
MALTOOLIGOSYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: None
HYDROGENATED STARCH HYDROLYSATENone Identified
Data: Limited
ZIZYPHUS JUJUBA (JUJUBE) FRUIT EXTRACT
ZIZYPHUS JUJUBA FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ALTEROMONAS FERMENT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
AMINO ESTERS-1None Identified
Data: Limited
CALOPHYLIUM TACAMAHACA (TAMANU) SEED OIL
CALOPHYLLUM TACAMAHACA (TAMANU) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
PEARL POWDERNone Identified
Data: Limited
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
MELIA AZADIRACHTA (NEEM)LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
MELIA AZADIRACHTA FLOWER EXTRACT
MELIA AZADIRACHTA (NEEM) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
COCCINIA INDICA LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SOLANUM MELONGENA (EGGPLANT) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
OCIMUM SANCTUM LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
HALIDRYS SILIQUOSA EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) EXTRACT
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) WAXData gaps
Data: Limited
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITENone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OILEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
MYRISTIC ACIDEcotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
LAURIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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