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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
April 2009

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Nature's Boundaries Silken Splendor Mascara (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Nature's Boundaries Silken Splendor Mascara (2009 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 Nature's Boundaries Silken Splendor Mascara (2009 formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
LECITHIN
(ORGANIC)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CASTOR OIL
(ORGANIC)
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SILVER CITRATEEcotoxicology, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) JUICE
(ORGANIC)
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CETEARYL OLIVATE
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: None
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER WAX
ROSE WAX
None Identified
Data: Limited
SILK AMINO ACIDSNone Identified
Data: None
SORBITAN OLIVATE
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: None
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAX
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
SHEA NUT BUTTER
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
CARNUABA WAX
None Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM STEARATEData gaps
Data: Limited


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