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Physicians Formula Mineral Eye Liner Pencil, Dark Brown 2754 (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Physicians Formula Mineral Eye Liner Pencil, Dark Brown 2754 (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 Physicians Formula Mineral Eye Liner Pencil, Dark Brown 2754 (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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

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

Fair

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

Good

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Fair

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

None

None

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX (APIS MELLIFERA)

Limited

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX (CARNAUBA)

Limited

None

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (NATURAL VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

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

Good

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

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 Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Triethylhexanoin, Diisostearoyl Trimethylolpropane Siloxy Silicate, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Ozokerite, Polymethylmethacrylate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Carnauba), Phenyltrimethicone, Mica, Dipentaerythrityl Tetrahydroxystearate/Tetraisostearate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Citric Acid, Silica, May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Titanium Dioxide, Copper Powder

Directions from packaging:

Gently line the eyes at the base of the lashes. For more controlled lining, apply close to the upper and/or lower lash line in a sequence of small, connected dashes. Never apply inside lash line. Smudger Tip: Gently smudge lined eyes until desired smokey look is achieved. Sharpener: Use the built-in sharpener for a finer tip. To clean, simply use the built-in cleaning tool to remove shavings which collect on the sharpener blades.

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