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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Maybelline Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil, Light Brown 644 (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Maybelline Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil, Light Brown 644 (2013 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 Maybelline Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil, Light Brown 644 (2013 formulation) is 6.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ALUMINUM POWDERNeurotoxicity, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A ACETATE)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) (TITANIUM DIOXIDE)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENSPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ULTRAMARINESMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
FERRIC FERROCYANIDE
CI 77510 (FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREENPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TIN OXIDEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
COPPER POWDERPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MICAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CI 77499Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL GLYCERIDESNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDESNone Identified
Data: None
CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATENone Identified
Data: None
CI 77492None Identified
Data: Limited
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
FD&C BLUE 1 (CI 42090) (BLUE 1 LAKE)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITENone Identified
Data: Limited
CARMINEEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
MANGANESE VIOLETOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: None
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
CARNAUBA (COPERNICIA CERIFERA) WAX
None Identified
Data: Limited
CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CI 77400Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYL STEARATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) EXTRACT
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Limited


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