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

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CoverGirl Instant Cheekbones Contouring Blush, Purely Plum (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed CoverGirl Instant Cheekbones Contouring Blush, Purely Plum (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 CoverGirl Instant Cheekbones Contouring Blush, Purely Plum (2009 formulation) is 6.
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, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
QUATERNIUM-15 (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYOXYMETHYLENE UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BHTCancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) FLOWER OIL
CLOVE OIL
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ULTRAMARINESMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TALCContamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ZINC STEARATEData gaps, Ecotoxicology, 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
CAMPHORUse restrictions
Data: Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
RED 6 BARIUM LAKEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
CARMINEEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
KAOLINNone Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
SODIUM DEHYDROACETATEOccupational hazards
Data: Limited
D&C RED 7 LAKE
RED 7 CALCIUM LAKE
Use restrictions
Data: None
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL FLOUR
OAT FLOUR
None Identified
Data: Fair
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL
EUCALYPTUS OIL
None Identified
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