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Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Makeup, Light (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Makeup, Light (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 Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Makeup, Light (old formulation) is 3.

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 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
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

None

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

Fair

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

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

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Good
ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM)
Appeared as: ZINC OXIDE

• Cancer (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited

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

Good

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491 77492 77499)

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

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Robust

Limited

None

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

None

Fair
PISUM SATIVUM (PEA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PISUM SATIVUM EXTRACT (PEA)

Limited
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA EXTRACT
Appeared as: MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA (KELP) EXTRACT

None
NEREOCYCSTIS LEUTKEANA EXTRACT
Appeared as: NEREOCYSTIS LEUTKEANA EXTRACT

None
LAMINARIA JAPONICA EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA JAPONICA (KELP) EXTRACT

Limited
PRUNUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS SEED EXTRACT (SWEET ALMOND)

Fair
HYALURONIC ACID
Appeared as: SODIUM HYALURONATE (HYALURONIC ACID)

None

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
BORON NITRIDE
Appeared as: BORON NITRATE

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (NATURAL VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

PETA: Companies That Do Test on Animals

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For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 3.9%, Zinc Oxide 2.0%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Trisiloxane, Butylene Glycol, PEG/PPG 19/19 Dimethicone, C13 15 Isoparaffin, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Cetyl/PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Nylon 12, Sodium Chloride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Alumina, Glycerin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide 5, Oligopeptide 24, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Saccharomyces Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces Potassium Ferment, Pisum Sativum Extract (Pea), Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract, Nereocystis Leutkeana Extract, Laminaria Japonica (Kelp) Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Seed Extract (Sweet Almond), Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Pentylene Glycol, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Dimethicone/Bis Isobutyl PPG 20 Crosspolymer, Galactoarabinan, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Boron Nitrate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyisobutene, C10 30 Isoparaffin, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tribehenin, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Propylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, 1, 2 Hexanediol, May Contain (+/-):, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499)

Directions from packaging:

Apply prior to sun exposure.

Warnings from packaging:

Discontinue use if skin irritation develops or increases. If irritation persists, consult a health care practitioner. Avoid contact with eyes.

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