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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Almay Intense i-Color Mascara, Black Steel

EWG scientists reviewed Almay Intense i-Color Mascara, Black Steel 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 Intense i-Color Mascara, Black Steel is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREEN (CI 77288)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ULTRAMARINESMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDEEcotoxicology, 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
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ACACIA SENEGAL GUM
ACACIA GUM (ACACIA SENEGAL)
Data gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATENone Identified
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL STEARATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
POLYETHYLENEData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: None
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANENone Identified
Data: Limited
STEARYL ESTERSNone Identified
Data: Limited
METHOXY AMODIMETHICONE/ SILSEQUIOXANE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
SIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED OLIVE OILNone Identified
Data: None
1,2-HEXANEDIOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITAN LAURATENone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL LAURATEEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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