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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
June 2010

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Avon IDEAL SHADE Loose Powder (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Avon IDEAL SHADE Loose Powder (2010 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 Avon IDEAL SHADE Loose Powder (2010 formulation) is 8.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OCTINOXATE
ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE
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
BHTCancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Use restrictions
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
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
(May Contain)
Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
TALCContamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ZINC PCAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: None
SODIUM POLYACRYLATEMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BETA CAROTENEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
ZINC STEARATEData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
IRON OXIDES
(May Contain)
Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
MICAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
ACRYLATES COPOLYMERContamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE), Use restrictions
Data: None
KAOLINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ATELOCOLLAGENNone Identified
Data: Limited
LAURYL PCANone Identified
Data: None
ISOSTEARYL HYDROXYSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATENone Identified
Data: None
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTERNone Identified
Data: Limited
METHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
DIISOSTEARYL MALATENone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYAPATITENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SUCROSE DISTEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM CHONDROITIN SULFATENone Identified
Data: Fair
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE
(May Contain)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CALCIUM SILICATENone Identified
Data: Limited
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCHNone Identified
Data: Fair
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair


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