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

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Maybelline XXL Pro Volume Microfiber Mascara, Very Black 521 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Maybelline XXL Pro Volume Microfiber Mascara, Very Black 521 (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 Maybelline XXL Pro Volume Microfiber Mascara, Very Black 521 (2012 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
BHTAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENSPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
ULTRAMARINES
ULTRAMARINE BLUE VIOLET (CI 77007)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
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
CYCLOPENTASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
AMINOMETHYL PROPANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, OXAZOLIDINE)
Data: Fair
ACACIA SENEGAL GUM
ACACIA GUM (ACACIA SENEGAL)
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED PALM OILContamination concerns (ORGANOCHLORINES, PCBS, BENZO[A]PYRENE)
Data: Limited
IRON OXIDES
IRON OXIDE (CI 77491)
Persistence 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
SIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIHYDROXY PALMITAMIDE HYDROXYPROPYL MYRISTYL ETHERNone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OILNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM POLYMETHACRYLATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CARMINEEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
MANGANESE VIOLETOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: None
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
CARNAUBA (COPERNICIA CERIFERA) WAX
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-10None Identified
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
PALMITIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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