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Smashbox Bionic Mascara (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Smashbox Bionic Mascara (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 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 Smashbox Bionic Mascara (old formulation) is 2.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX (APIS MELLIFERA)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

Fair

Fair

Fair
ARGININE HYDROCHLORIDE
Appeared as: ARGININE HCL

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Robust

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
SQUALANE
Appeared as: SQUALANE (SOURCE OLIVE OIL)

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

None

Good

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Acrylates Crosspolymer, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Sucrose Polystearate, Stearic Acid, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Arginine HCl, Butylene Glycol, Behenyl Alcohol, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Cellulose, Silk Powder, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Polysorbate 80, Polyquaternium 10, Panthenol, Squalane (source Olive Oil), Caprylyl Glycol, Isopentyldiol, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Black (CI 77499)

Directions from packaging:

For even more volume, wiggle the brush back and forth at the base of lashes, then sweep up and out.

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