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

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Rimmel Foundation Primer (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Rimmel Foundation Primer (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 Rimmel Foundation Primer (2012 formulation) is 9.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps
Data: Fair
ISOBUTYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps
Data: Limited
LILIAL
BUTYLPHENYL METHLYPROPRIONAL
Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
BENZYL SALICYLATEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GERANIOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
OCTINOXATE
ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BHTAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
LIMONENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Good
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREEN (CI 77288)
Persistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
HEXYL CINNAMALUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
LINALOOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CITRONELLOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
ULTRAMARINESMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE PEG 10/ 15 CROSSPOLYMEROrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
LAURYL PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
CYCLOPENTASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
(CI 77891)
Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
TALCUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
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
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)
Data: None
VINYL DIMETHICONE/ METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (COTTON)
GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM POWDER (COTTON)
None Identified
Data: Limited
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM SULFATENone Identified
Data: Fair
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
POLYETHYLENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Data gaps
Data: None
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATEUse restrictions
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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