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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Maybelline Volum' Express The Classic Washable Mascara, Very Black (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Maybelline Volum' Express The Classic Washable Mascara, Very Black (2013 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 Volum' Express The Classic Washable Mascara, Very Black (2013 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
ULTRAMARINESMultiple, additive exposure sources
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
ACACIA SENEGAL GUMAllergies/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
77492
Persistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CI 77491Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
MICAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIHYDROXY PALMITAMIDOHYDROXYPROPYLMYRISTYLETHERNone Identified
Data: None
2-OLEAMIDO-1,3-OCTADECANEDIOLNone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OILNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM POLYMETHACRYLATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CARMINEEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
PARAFFINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
CERA CARNAUBA (COPERNICIA CERIFERA WAX)
None Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone 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
AMINOMETHYL PROPANEDIOL
AMINOMETHYL PROPANDIOL
Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, OXAZOLIDINE)
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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