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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2016

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Almay Smart Shade CC Primer, SPF 15 (2016 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Almay Smart Shade CC Primer, SPF 15 (2016 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 CC Primer, SPF 15 (2016 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ALUMINA CROSSPOLYMERMiscellaneous
Data: None
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
DIMETHICONE PEG 10/ 15 CROSSPOLYMEROrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
CYCLOPENTASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
ZINC OXIDEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
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
MICAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
ADIPIC ACID/NEOPENTYL GLYCOL CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
METHYL ACETYLGLYCYRRHETINOYL HYDROXYPROLINATENone Identified
Data: None
THERMUS THERMOPHILLUS FERMENTNone Identified
Data: None
ALPHA GLUCAN OLIGOSACCHARIDENone Identified
Data: None
POLYMNIA SONCHIFOLIA ROOT JUICENone Identified
Data: None
METHYLSILANOL HYDROXYPROLINE ASPARTATENone Identified
Data: None
LACTOBACILLUS FERMENTNone Identified
Data: None
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITENone Identified
Data: None
METHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
BORON NITRIDEEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
HYDROLYZED TRITICUM MONOCOCCUM SEED EXTRACT
Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
MALTODEXTRINNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
NIACINAMIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM CITRATENone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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