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Almay Wake Up Under Eye Concealer, Light (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Almay Wake Up Under Eye Concealer, Light (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 01, 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 Almay Wake Up Under Eye Concealer, Light (2016 formulation) is 3.

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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 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

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

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

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

None

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77489 CI 77491 CI 77492 CI 77499)

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

Robust

Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Appeared as: CERA MICROCRISTALLINA (MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Limited

Fair
BORON NITRIDE
Appeared as: BORON NITRATE

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Robust

Fair

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) EXTRACT

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

None
WILD PANSY EXTRACT
Appeared as: VIOLA TRICOLOR EXTRACT

Limited

None
HDI/ TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER
Appeared as: HDI/TRIMETHOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Dimethicone, Water, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Synthetic Wax, Trisiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Boron Nitrate, Glycerin, Polyethylene, Sorbitan Isostearate, PEG/PPG 18/18 Dimethicone, Nylon 12, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Sodium Chloride, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Viola Tricolor Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, HDI/Trimethol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Bis PEG/PPG 14/14 Dimethicone, Methicone, Silica, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Isododecane, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Alumina, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, 1, 2 Hexanediol/Caprylyl Glycol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)

Directions from packaging:

Squeeze tube until small amount of product forms on brush, sweep the bright n' blend brush underneath eyes.

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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