EWG scientists reviewed CoverGirl Natureluxe Water Resistant Mousse Mascara, Very Black 520 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 CoverGirl Natureluxe Water Resistant Mousse Mascara, Very Black 520 is 4.
|BENZYL ALCOHOL||Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions|
|ALCOHOL DENATURED||Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|LECITHIN||Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions|
|PHENOXYETHANOL||Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions|
|POTASSIUM SORBATE||Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|CETEARETH-20||Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions|
|AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE||Ecotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions|
|IRON OXIDES||Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation|
|TAPIOCA STARCH||None Identified|
|XANTHAN GUM||None Identified|
|SODIUM GLUCONATE||None Identified|
|COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX||None Identified|
|CAPRYLYL GLYCOL||None Identified|
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