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

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Almay Face Brightener, Buff Afterglow (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Almay Face Brightener, Buff Afterglow (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 Almay Face Brightener, Buff Afterglow (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
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OCTINOXATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CYCLOMETHICONEEcotoxicology, 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
CI 77499Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
PVPOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENEData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
MORINGA PTERYGOSPERMA (MORINGA OLEIFERA) SEED EXTRACT
MORINGA PTERYGOSPERMA SEED EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CI 77492None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
METHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
BORON NITRIDEEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM SULFATENone Identified
Data: Fair
ISOTRIDECYL ISONONANOATENone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
TRIHYDROXYSTEARINNone Identified
Data: None
LAURIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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