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

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Almay Clear Complexion Pressed Powder, Light

EWG scientists reviewed Almay Clear Complexion Pressed Powder, Light 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 Almay Clear Complexion Pressed Powder, Light is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ULTRAMARINESMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SALICYLIC ACID
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDECancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
TALCContamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
MICA
(CI77019)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CI 77499Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
KAOLINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CI 77492None Identified
Data: Limited
SPIRAEA ULMARIA (MEADOWSWEET) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
NYLON-12None Identified
Data: Limited
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCHNone Identified
Data: Fair
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