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Almay TLC Truly Lasting Color 16 Hour Makeup, Buff, SPF 15 (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Almay TLC Truly Lasting Color 16 Hour Makeup, Buff, SPF 15 (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 TLC Truly Lasting Color 16 Hour Makeup, Buff, SPF 15 (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_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • 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
Fair

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

Good

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

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)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

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

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

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

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

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Good
ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM)
Appeared as: ZINC OXIDE

• Cancer (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
DECAMETHYLCYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Appeared as: CYCLOMETHICONE

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

• 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
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491 77492 77499)

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU (WATER)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair
BORON NITRIDE
Appeared as: BORON NITRATE

• Enhanced skin absorption

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Robust

Limited
PRUNUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS SEED EXTRACT (SWEET ALMOND)

None
LAMINARIA JAPONICA EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA JAPONICA (KELP) EXTRACT

None

Limited
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA EXTRACT
Appeared as: MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA (KELP) EXTRACT

Fair

Fair

Limited

Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL
Appeared as: CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT (LEMON)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS/RED TEA) LEAF EXTRACT

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

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

Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Appeared as: SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE (VITAMIN C)

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

None

Fair
HYALURONIC ACID
Appeared as: SODIUM HYALURONATE (HYALURONIC ACID)

Limited

None

Fair

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: (CI 77891)

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

PETA: Companies That Do Test on Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, has identified companies that "either test on animals or pay a laboratory to conduct tests on animals."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (3.3%), Zinc Oxide (2.3%)Inactive Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau (Water), Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Butylene Glycol, Boron Nitrate, PEG/PPG 18/18 Dimethicone, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Talc, Nylon 12, Cetyl/PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Phenyltrimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Trisiloxane, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Seed Extract (Sweet Almond), Laminaria Japonica (Kelp) Extract, Nereocycstis Leutkeana Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract, Magnesium, Potassium, Trihydroxystearin, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract (Lemon), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos/Red Tea) Leaf Extract, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Methicone, Tribehenin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Alumina, Silica, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Sorbitol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, May Contain (+/-): (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499)

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Not to be swallowed. Avoid contact with eyes. Discontinue use if signs of irritation or rash appear. use on children under 6 months of age only with the advice of a physician. Apply prior to sun exposure.

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