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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
June 2010

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Avon Smooth Minerals Eye Liner (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Avon Smooth Minerals Eye Liner (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 Smooth Minerals Eye Liner (2010 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ALUMINUM POWDER
(May Contain)
Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity
Data: Fair
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS
(May Contain)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
ULTRAMARINES
(May Contain)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED COTTONSEED OILContamination concerns (MERCURY, ARSENIC, LEAD, GOSSYPOL, PESTICIDES, PCBS), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FERRIC FERROCYANIDE
(May Contain)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN
(May Contain)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: None
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
(May Contain)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
ZINC PCAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: None
SACCHAROMYCES/ ZINC FERMENTOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: None
IRON OXIDES
(May Contain)
Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
MICA
(May Contain)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE
YELLOW 5 LAKE/CI 19140
(May Contain)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
FD&C RED 40 ALUMINUM LAKE
RED 40 LAKE/CI 16035
(May Contain)
None Identified
Data: None
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
MANGANESE VIOLET
(May Contain)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
CARMINE
(May Contain)
Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ COPPER FERMENTOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: None
SACCHAROMYCES/ MALACHITE FERMENTNone Identified
Data: None
SACCHAROMYCES/ TOURMALINE FERMENTNone Identified
Data: None
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CALCIUM PCANone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OILNone Identified
Data: None
LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ MAGNESIUM FERMENTNone Identified
Data: None
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA (MACADAMIA) SEED OIL
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
PUMICENone Identified
Data: Limited
D&C BLACK 2
BLACK 2/CI 77266
(May Contain)
None Identified
Data: Limited
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE
(May Contain)
None Identified
Data: Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL CAPRYLATEEnhanced skin absorption
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