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Physicians Formula Organic Wear Makeup, Tranlucent Medium (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Physicians Formula Organic Wear Makeup, Tranlucent Medium (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 11, 2014 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 Physicians Formula Organic Wear Makeup, Tranlucent Medium (2014 formulation) is 1.

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Data last updated: November 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERINE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

Fair

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL

Fair

Fair

Limited

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (NATURAL VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Robust

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Mica, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Magnesium Stearate, Kaolin, Calcium Carbonate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glycerine, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Glyceryl Caprate, Cinnamic Acid, Sodium Levulinate, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Water, May Contain (+/-):

Directions from packaging:

May be worn alone or over makeup. Lightly brush powder over face and neck to even out complexion. For the most even application, be sure to tap excess powder from brush before applying. For best results on dry to very dry skin, apply moisturizer prior to using powder.

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