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Dermablend Loose Setting Powder, Original (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dermablend Loose Setting Powder, Original (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 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 Dermablend Loose Setting Powder, Original (2016 formulation) is 5.

Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns


Cancer concern is HIGH

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

  • Endocrine disruption
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern

• Cancer (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)


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

Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

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


• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

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)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Talc, Methylparaben, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

Directions from packaging:

Preparation - Skin must be thoroughly cleansed and free of surface oils before beginning. If you use a moisturizer, apply as usual. With the special spatula, place a small amount of Cover Creme in the palm of your hand. Using a circular motion soften and warm creme with your finger. Use spatula, not your finger. Soften and warm creme in palm of hand. Application - Using a dab - pat motion, apply creme with tip of your finger until the imperfection is completely covered. Lightly blend edges outward until no line of demarcation is seen. Remember less is better than more for a natural look. Apply with dab - pat motion. Set with powder to prevent rub off. Allow to dry for a minute. If coverage is not satisfactory repeat Steps 1 and 2. Setting - Dermablend Setting Powder is a must to seal the cover creme, so it won't rub off. Shake the colorless setting powder onto puff of cotton pad, and dust on. Wait 5 minutes, then lightly brush of excess with Dermablend Powder Brush. Now you can finish with your own make - up. Removal - Dermablend Cleanser/Remover with Aloe Vera is quick - dissolving, yet gentle, and will easily remove Dermablend and other make - up. Apply using a circular motion, then tissue off.

Warnings from packaging:

Do not use Dermablend on open skin lesions or unhealed scar tissues. As with any cosmetic product, avoid direct contact with eyes.


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