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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
June 2010

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Avon Smooth Minerals Eyeshadow Duo (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Avon Smooth Minerals Eyeshadow Duo (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 Eyeshadow Duo (2010 formulation) is 6.
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
BUTYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ULTRAMARINES
(May Contain)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
FERRIC FERROCYANIDE
(May Contain)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE
(May Contain)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, 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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
(May Contain)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
ZINC PCAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: None
UREAEnhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Data gaps, 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 OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
MICAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
KAOLINNone Identified
Data: Fair
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
MANGANESE VIOLET
(May Contain)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM PCAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LAURYL PCANone Identified
Data: None
SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATENone Identified
Data: None
POLYQUATERNIUM-51None Identified
Data: Limited
ATELOCOLLAGENNone Identified
Data: Limited
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
NYLON-12None Identified
Data: Limited
TREHALOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM CHONDROITIN SULFATENone Identified
Data: Fair
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