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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Almay Makeup Remover Towelettes (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Almay Makeup Remover Towelettes (2012 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 Makeup Remover Towelettes (2012 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
CETEARETH-12Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
CETEARETH-20Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
BENZOIC ACIDUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) None Identified
Data: Fair
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
CUCUMIS SATIVA (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT (CUCUMBER)
None Identified
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ISONONANOATENone Identified
Data: None
1,2-HEXANEDIOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL DISTEARATEUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
CETYL PALMITATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) EXTRACT
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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