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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
April 2008

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Laura Mercier Waterproof Mascara (2008 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Laura Mercier Waterproof Mascara (2008 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 Laura Mercier Waterproof Mascara (2008 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREEN (CL77289)
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 FERROCYANIDEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT
CHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CYCLOMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
MICAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
D&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE
YELLOW 5 LAKE (CL19140)
None Identified
Data: None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
BLUE 1 LAKE (CL42090)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
CARMINEEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
MANGANESE VIOLETEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CERESINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PARAFFINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENEData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: None
PROPYLENE CARBONATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM DEHYDROACETATEOccupational hazards
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ISODODECANEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITENone Identified
Data: None
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM CARBONATENone Identified
Data: Limited
VP/ EICOSENE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAXNone 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