- Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met the program’s impurity and use restrictions based on EWG's review of the company's data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low), and Contamination concerns (high)
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Acrylates copolymer is composed of acrylic acid and methacrylic acid building blocks.
See how this product scores for common concerns.
LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|nail polish||420 products|
|body wash/cleanser||178 products|
|facial cleanser||129 products|
|eye liner||106 products|
|eye shadow||80 products|
|brow liner||65 products|
|lip gloss||60 products|
|liquid hand soap||56 products|
|hair spray||39 products|
|tooth whitening||33 products|
|hair styling aide||27 products|
|eyelash glue||19 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||17 products|
|hair color and bleaching||15 products|
|styling gel/lotion||14 products|
|nail treatment||13 products|
|recreational sunscreen||13 products|
|daily use with SPF||12 products|
|hair treatment/serum||10 products|
|makeup primer||9 products|
|styling mousse/foam||9 products|
|shaving cream||8 products|
|nail glue||8 products|
|around-eye cream||7 products|
|bubble bath||6 products|
|serums & essences||5 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||4 products|
|hand sanitizer||4 products|
|body firming lotion||3 products|
|facial powder||3 products|
|lip balm||3 products|
|hand cream||3 products|
|setting powder/spray||3 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||2 products|
|makeup remover||2 products|
|after sun product||2 products|
|beard cleanser||2 products|
|oil controller||1 products|
|baby soap||1 products|
|other eye makeup||1 products|
|baby shampoo||1 products|
|baby sunscreen||1 products|
|skin fading/lightener||1 products|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||Open scientific literature|
|Considered safe based on assumption of low absorption||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
- CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.
Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES
The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.
The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.