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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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L'Oreal Lash Fortifier & Extender Mascara, Black 505 (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed L'Oreal Lash Fortifier & Extender Mascara, Black 505 (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 L'Oreal Lash Fortifier & Extender Mascara, Black 505 (old formulation) is 6.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ISOPROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
ISOBUTYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps
Data: Limited
BUTYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps
Data: Fair
IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENSPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
BHTCancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
ULTRAMARINESMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
FERRIC FERROCYANIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREENPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PEG/ PPG-17/ 18 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
CYCLOPENTASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
D&C BLACK 2Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Robust
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
ACACIA SENEGAL GUM
ACACIA SENEGAL/ACACIA
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED PALM OILContamination concerns (ORGANOCHLORINES, PCBS, BENZO[A]PYRENE)
Data: Limited
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MICAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CI 77499Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ACRYLATES COPOLYMERUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: Limited
RAYONNone Identified
Data: Limited
ETHYLENEDIAMINE/ STEARYL DIMER DILINOLEATE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
SIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
2-OLEAMIDO-1,3-OCTADECANEDIOL
2-OLEAMIDO-1,3-OCADECANEDIOL
None Identified
Data: None
CI 77492None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OILNone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLUCONOLACTONENone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM POLYMETHACRYLATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CARMINEEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
PARAFFINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
CARNAUBA WAX/CARNAUBA
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-10None Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
SODIUM DEHYDROACETATEOccupational hazards
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
PALMITIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
AMINOMETHYL PROPANEDIOLUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, OXAZOLIDINE)
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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