Other ConcernsPersistence and bioaccumulation (high) and Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Mica is a type of highly brittle silicate minerals with diverse chemical composition; typically used as a colorant.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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|lip gloss||851 products|
|eye liner||782 products|
|nail polish||464 products|
|brow liner||440 products|
|lip liner||361 products|
|facial powder||205 products|
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|setting powder/spray||163 products|
|daily use with SPF||159 products|
|around-eye cream||124 products|
|makeup primer||121 products|
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|serums & essences||62 products|
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|BB cream||48 products|
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|body oil||31 products|
|facial cleanser||27 products|
|hair treatment/serum||27 products|
|styling gel/lotion||24 products|
|lip balm with SPF||18 products|
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|body powder||10 products|
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|liquid hand soap||2 products|
|hair removal waxes||2 products|
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|baby toothpaste||1 products|
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|eyelash glue||1 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
|fragrance for men||1 products|
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Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlife and humans||National Library of Medicine HazMap|
|Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlife||National Library of Medicine HazMap|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Limited evidence of gastrointestinal or liver toxicity||Scorecard.org Toxicity Information|
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as a low human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Color additive approved by FDA for use in cosmetics||FDA Color Additive Status|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Color Additives - Exempt from Batch Certification by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration||CTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook|
|4098 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site. http://www.scorecard.org.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Color Additive Status List. September 2006.
- CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association). 2006. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th Edition. Color Additive Information. Washington, DC.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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