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Neutrogena Healthy Volume Waterproof Mascara, Black/Brown 08 (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Neutrogena Healthy Volume Waterproof Mascara, Black/Brown 08 (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 03, 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 Neutrogena Healthy Volume Waterproof Mascara, Black/Brown 08 (2016 formulation) is 5.

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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
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS)

Limited

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair
SORBIC ACID
Appeared as: SORBIC ACID (A PRESERVATIVE)

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Robust

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX (APIS MELLIFERA)

None

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

Limited
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE
Appeared as: TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE (DIMETHICONOL COPOLYMER)

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited

Limited

Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX
Appeared as: EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA CERA) WAX (CANDELILLA)

None

Limited
LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: LIMMANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL (MEADOWFOAM)

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

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS OIL (SWEET ALMOND)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

Robust

None
CETYL HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
Appeared as: CETYL HYDOXYETHYLCELLULOSE

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Isododecane, Water, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glyceryl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Carnauba), Trimethylsiloxysilicate (Dimethiconol Copolymer), Acrylates (Ethylhexyl Acrylate Copolymer), C18 36 Acid Triglyceride, Cyclopentasiloxane, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Polybutene, Silica, Ozokerite, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Cera) Wax (Candelilla), Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG Propyl Silanetriol, Limmanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil (Meadowfoam), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (Olive), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil (Sweet Almond), Propylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl 4 Isostearate, Cetyl/PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Polyethylene, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Cetyl Hydoxyethylcellulose, Pentaerythrityl Tetra Di T Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sorbic Acid (A Preservative), Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides, Fragrance

Directions from packaging:

To help maintain the purity of this mascara, reserve it for your own personal use, and always close cap tightly. Apply carefully, do not dilute with any additive, and treat the applicator in a hygenic manner.

Warnings from packaging:

To help maintain the purity of this mascara, reserve it for your own personal use, and always close cap tightly. Apply carefully, do not dilute with any additive, and treat the applicator in a hygienic manner. Do not use this or any eye cosmetic if your eye is injured, irritated or infected. Consult an ophthalmologist immediately in case of injury.

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