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Data last updated:
July 2013

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Maybelline Great Lash Washable Mascara, Soft Black

EWG scientists reviewed Maybelline Great Lash Washable Mascara, Soft Black 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 Maybelline Great Lash Washable Mascara, Soft Black is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
QUATERNIUM-15 (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BUTYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREEN (CI 77288)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ULTRAMARINESMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREENEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: None
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CI 77491Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
MICAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CI 77499Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CARMINEEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
MANGANESE VIOLETEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
QUATERNIUM-22Contamination concerns (3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, ETHYLENE CHLOROHYDRIN)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PALMITIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
SHELLACUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
OZOKERITENone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATENone Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer