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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Almay Wake Up Liquid Makeup, Buff

EWG scientists reviewed Almay Wake Up Liquid Makeup, Buff 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 Almay Wake Up Liquid Makeup, Buff is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
OCTINOXATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
POLYACRYLAMIDEEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
STEARETH-2Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
LAURETH-7Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
STEARETH-21Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALUMINAEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
MICAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TROMETHAMINEUse restrictions
Data: Fair
ISOSTEARIC ACIDData gaps, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL STEARATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ISOCETYL STEARATEData gaps, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: None
CAFFEINEPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
C13-14 ISOPARAFFINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATENone Identified
Data: None
WILD PANSY EXTRACT
VIOLA TRICOLOR EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
CUCUMIS SATIVA (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) WATERNone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTERATE
None Identified
Data: None
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
METHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
1,2-HEXANEDIOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
NYLON-12None Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
ISOTRIDECYL ISONONANOATENone Identified
Data: None
SORBITAN LAURATENone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL LAURATEEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer