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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Physicians Formula Plump Potion Lash Plumping & Stimulating Mascara, Black Potion 2207 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Physicians Formula Plump Potion Lash Plumping & Stimulating Mascara, Black Potion 2207 (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 Physicians Formula Plump Potion Lash Plumping & Stimulating Mascara, Black Potion 2207 (2012 formulation) is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
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
BUTYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps
Data: Fair
CYCLOTETRASILOXANEEndocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
ALCOHOL DENATUREDEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Cancer
Data: Good
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CYCLOHEXASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
STEARATENone Identified
Data: Fair
ACETYLMETHIONINE, DL-
ACETYL METHIONONE
None Identified
Data: Limited
BETA VULGARIS (COMMON BEET) ROOT EXTRACT
BEET (BETA VULGARIS) EXTRACT (BEET)
None Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCOPROTEINSNone Identified
Data: Fair
LACTIS PROTEINUMNone Identified
Data: None
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PANTHENYL ETHYL ETHERNone Identified
Data: None
SIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
INOSITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
LACTOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
OLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
CELLULOSE GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE
MAGNESIUM ALUMINIUM SILICATE
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SODIUM CITRATENone Identified
Data: Fair
HYALURONIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL LINOLEATEEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Limited
POLYBUTENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
PVPOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ACETYL-CYSTEINEUse restrictions
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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