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Prestige Cosmetics My Blackest Lashes Mascara, Blackest Black (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Prestige Cosmetics My Blackest Lashes Mascara, Blackest Black (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 Prestige Cosmetics My Blackest Lashes Mascara, Blackest Black (2016 formulation) is 6.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Robust
D&C BLACK NO. 2 (CI 77266)
Appeared as: BLACK 2 (CI 77266) (CI 77266)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Good

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair
ACACIA SENEGAL GUM
Appeared as: ACACIA GUM (ACACIA SENEGAL)

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDE (CI 77499)

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

Robust

Limited

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERAL STEARATE

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

Fair
PALMITIC ACID
Appeared as: PALMICTIC ACID

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

Limited
CHRYSANTHELLUM INDICUM EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHRYSANTHELLUM INDICUM FLOWER EXTRACT

None

Limited

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

None

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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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:

Water (Aqua), Synthetic Beeswax, Glyceral Stearate, Acacia Gum (Acacia Senegal), Copernicia Cerifera Cera Wax (Carnauba), Acrylates Crosspolymer, C18 36 Acid Triglyceride, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Palmictic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Chrysanthellum Indicum Flower Extract, Disodium Cetyl Phenyl Ether Disulfonate, Propylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, EDTA, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, May Contain (+/-):, Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Black 2 (CI 77266) (CI 77266)

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