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

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CoverGirl LashBlast Luxe Shimmery Volumizing Mascara, Black Cabernet 845 (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed CoverGirl LashBlast Luxe Shimmery Volumizing Mascara, Black Cabernet 845 (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 CoverGirl LashBlast Luxe Shimmery Volumizing Mascara, Black Cabernet 845 (2013 formulation) is 8.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ALUMINUM POWDERNeurotoxicity, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENSPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
TRIETHANOLAMINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
ALCOHOL DENATUREDEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Cancer
Data: Good
ULTRAMARINESMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MICAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
AMMONIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
AMMONIUM ACRYLATE/ACRYLAMIDE COPOLYMER
Use restrictions, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: None
SIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITENone Identified
Data: None
CARMINEEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
MANGANESE VIOLETOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: None
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
OLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
SYNTHETIC WAXNone Identified
Data: Fair
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TRISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
POLYVINYL ALCOHOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE CARBONATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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