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

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Avon Spectra Define Eye Liner (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Avon Spectra Define 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 Spectra Define Eye Liner (2010 formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ULTRAMARINES
(May Contain)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
FERRIC FERROCYANIDE
(May Contain)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
(May Contain)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
TALCContamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
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
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CARMINE
(May Contain)
Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
CERESINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
STEARALKONIUM HECTORITEContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, FREE AMINES)
Data: None
PROPYLENE CARBONATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
POLYETHYLENEData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: None
POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
HEXYLENE GLYCOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TRIETHYLHEXANOINNone Identified
Data: None
POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERYL ETHYLHEXANOATE/ STEARATE/ ADIPATENone Identified
Data: None
VP/ HEXADECENE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
LAUROYL LYSINENone Identified
Data: None
SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITENone Identified
Data: Limited
NYLON-12None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATENone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
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