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Data last updated:
July 2013

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Michael Kors Eau de Parfum Spray (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Michael Kors Eau de Parfum Spray (2013 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 Michael Kors Eau de Parfum Spray (2013 formulation) is 10.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
Allergies & immunotoxicity
Use restrictions

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
HYDROXYCITRONELLALAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ISOEUGENOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GERANIOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
CINNAMYL ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
EUGENOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
COUMARINUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Miscellaneous
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
EXT D&C VIOLET 2Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BHTAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
BENZYL BENZOATEUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
LIMONENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Good
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
LINALOOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
CITRONELLOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
ALCOHOL DENATUREDEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Cancer
Data: Good
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
FARNESOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CI 17200Use restrictions
Data: Limited
Use restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
CI 42090Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
Data: Robust

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