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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Rimmel Volume Flash Scandal'Eyes Mascara, Black (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Rimmel Volume Flash Scandal'Eyes Mascara, Black (old 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 Volume Flash Scandal'Eyes Mascara, Black (old formulation) is 6.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENSPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ULTRAMARINESMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
FERRIC FERROCYANIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREENPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
D&C BLACK 2Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Robust
TALCUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
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
ACRYLATES COPOLYMERUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
HYDROLYZED KERATINUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ CARBAMATE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (COTTON)None Identified
Data: Limited
SERICANone Identified
Data: Limited
CERAMIDE 2None Identified
Data: Limited
BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA (BAMBOO) STEM EXTRACT
BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED OLIVE OILNone Identified
Data: None
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL UNSAPONIFIABLESNone Identified
Data: Limited
COLLAGENOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CARMINEEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
PARAFFINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
PVPOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TRIBEHENINEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
SODIUM SULFATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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