EWG scientists reviewed Rimmel Style & Shine Natural Lash & Brow Mascara, Clear (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 Rimmel Style & Shine Natural Lash & Brow Mascara, Clear (2009 formulation) is 5.
|PROPYLPARABEN||Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions|
|BENZYL ALCOHOL||Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions|
|TRIETHANOLAMINE||Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|SD ALCOHOL 1|
|Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|METHYLPARABEN||Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions|
|PROPYLENE GLYCOL||Enhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|POLYVINYL ALCOHOL||None Identified|
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
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