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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2013

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Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Makeup, Medium, SPF 20 (2013 formulation) (2013 Formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Makeup, Medium, SPF 20 (2013 formulation) (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 Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Makeup, Medium, SPF 20 (2013 formulation) (2013 Formulation) is 3.
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, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
PEG/PPG-19/19 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ALUMINAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
TRISILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
HYDROGENATED LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
C13-15 ISOPARAFFINNone Identified
Data: None
HDI/ TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-5None Identified
Data: None
OLIGOPEPTIDE 24None Identified
Data: None
PISUM SATIVUM (PEA) EXTRACT
PISUM SATIVUM EXTRACT (PEA)
None Identified
Data: Fair
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA EXTRACT
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA (KELP) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
NEREOCYCSTIS LEUTKEANA EXTRACT
NEREOCYSTIS LEUTKEANA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
LAMINARIA JAPONICA EXTRACT
LAMINARIA JAPONICA (KELP) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
PRUNUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) FRUIT EXTRACT
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS SEED EXTRACT (SWEET ALMOND)
None Identified
Data: Limited
PALMITOYL HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM AMYLOPECTIN/ GLYCERIN CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONE/BIS ISOBUTYL PPG-20 CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
GALACTOARABINANNone Identified
Data: Fair
C10-30 ISOPARAFFINNone Identified
Data: None
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED RICE PROTEINContamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
Data: Limited
PENTYLENE GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITENone Identified
Data: None
METHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
1,2-HEXANEDIOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ MAGNESIUM FERMENTNone Identified
Data: None
BORON NITRIDE
BORON NITRATE
Enhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
POLYISOBUTENEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ POTASSIUM FERMENTNone Identified
Data: None
HYALURONIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TRIBEHENINEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ISODODECANEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
NYLON-12Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATEUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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