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Paula Dorf Lip Pencil, Poetry (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Paula Dorf Lip Pencil, Poetry (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 Paula Dorf Lip Pencil, Poetry (old formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair
BHA

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Limited
ULTRAMARINES
Appeared as: ULTRAMARINE BLUE VIOLET (CI 77007)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN
Appeared as: CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN (CI 77289)

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

Limited
FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE
Appeared as: FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair
FD&C BLUE 1
Appeared as: FD&C BLUE 1 (CI 42090)

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Fair

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

Limited

Limited
RHUS SUCCEDANEA (JAPANESE) WAX
Appeared as: JAPAN WAX

None

Limited

Fair

Limited

None

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC/ STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRIC/CAPRYLIC STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDE

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CI 15620 CI 15620
Appeared as: D&C RED 7 CALCIUM (CI 15850)

None
D&C RED 27 LAKE
Appeared as: D&C RED 27 ALUMINUM LAKE

Fair
D&C RED 6 BARIUM LAKE
Appeared as: D&C RED 6 BARIUM LAKE (CI 15850)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair
CI 75470
Appeared as: CARMINE (CI 75470)

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Japan Wax, Hydrogenated Vegetable Glycerides, Calcium Stearate, Stearic Acid, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydrogenated Coco Glycerides, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Cetyl Palmitate, Capric/Caprylic Stearic Triglyceride, Tristearin, Stearyl Heptanoate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, BHA, May Contain (+/-):, D&C Red 7 Calcium (CI 15850), D&C Red 27 Aluminum Lake, D&C Red 6 Barium Lake (CI 15850), FD&C Blue 1 (CI 42090), FD&C Yellow 6 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow 5 Aluminum Lake, Iron Oxides, Manganese Violet, Carmine (CI 75470), Mica, Ultramarine Blue Violet (CI 77007), Ultramarine Pink, Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510)

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