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Ardell Sculpting Gel For Brows, Clear (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Ardell Sculpting Gel For Brows, Clear (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 01, 2016 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 Ardell Sculpting Gel For Brows, Clear (2016 formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
POLYVINYLPOLYPYRROLIDONE
Appeared as: PVP

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (aqua), Panthenol, Glycerin, PVP, Triethyl Citrate, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, PEG 40, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, DMDM Hydantoin

Directions from packaging:

Application: Brush through brows to evenly distribute product and set brows in place for perfectly groomed brows that last all day. If using Brow Defining Powder, apply powder and finish with Brow Sculpting Gel.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. If product inadvertently gets into eyes, rinse thoroughly with water. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Keep out of reach of children. Eye cosmetics in a scratched, infected or irritated eye, and scratches from eye cosmetics can lead to eye damage and in extreme cases even blindness. If your eye is scratched, infected or irritated, stop using all eye cosmetics and go to an eye doctor immediately. To safeguard purity, this product should be for your personal use only. Treat the applicator with the same hygienic care you give your eyes. Never apply this product in a moving vehicle. Cap tightly after use.

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