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Fake Bake Bronzing Gel, Natural Golden Glow (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Fake Bake Bronzing Gel, Natural Golden Glow (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 Fake Bake Bronzing Gel, Natural Golden Glow (old formulation) is 4.

Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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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)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

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

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
FD&C RED NO. 40 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: RED 40 LAKE (CI 16035)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

None

Limited

Limited
CARAMEL COLOR
Appeared as: CARAMEL

Limited

Limited

None

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) LEAF EXTRACT

Fair

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, SD Alcohol 40B, Glycerin, Dihydroxyacetone, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate, Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Erythrulose, Caramel, Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp), Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), PEG 40 Castor Oil, Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. If irritation occurs, discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes. Not for use on children and keep out of reach of children. This product does not contain sunscreen & does not protect against sunburn. Repeated exposure to UV rays may cause skin aging, skin cancer and other harmful effects to the skin even if you do not burn.

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