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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Bahama (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Bahama (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 NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Bahama (2013 formulation) is 6.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
CI 73360Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: None
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
D&C RED 28
RED 28 (CI 45410) (CI 45410)
Persistence and bioaccumulation, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C RED 6Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SUCROSE ACETATE ISOBUTYRATEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CYCLOMETHICONEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
CI 42090Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED COCO-GLYCERIDESNone Identified
Data: None
QUATERNIUM-18 HECTORITENone Identified
Data: None
FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE
YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE (CI 19140)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
D&C RED 22 ALUMINUM LAKE
RED 22 LAKE (CI 45380) (CI 45380)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
DICALCIUM PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Fair
MANGANESE VIOLETOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: None
CARMINEEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX
CANDELILLA CERA (EUPHORBIA CERIFOLIA WAX) (EUPHORBIA CERIFERA WAX)
None Identified
Data: Limited
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
POLYETHYLENEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Data gaps
Data: None
PROPYLENE CARBONATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
C12-13 ALKYL ETHYLHEXANOATEUse restrictions
Data: None
D&C YELLOW 10 ALUMINUM LAKE
YELLOW 10 ALUMINUM LAKE (CI 47005) (CI 47005)
Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
D&C RED 7 LAKE
RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 6 ALUMINUM LAKE
YELLOW 6 ALUMINUM LAKE (CI 15985) (CI 15985)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited


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