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Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Mascara, Black Organics (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Mascara, Black Organics (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 11, 2014 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 Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Mascara, Black Organics (2014 formulation) is 1.

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Data last updated: November 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDE

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

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT WATER
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT WATER (PRODUCED FROM FARMING)

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

Robust

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX (APIS MELLIFERA) (PRODUCED FROM FARMING)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERS
Appeared as: JOJOBA ESTERS

Fair
TAPIOCA STARCH
Appeared as: TAPIOCA STARCH (PRODUCED FROM FARMING)

Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX (PRODUCED FROM FARMING)

Fair

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE (PRODUCED FROM FARMING)

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

Fair

Fair

Fair
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMIS SATIVA (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT (PRODUCED FROM FARMING)

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOYA (SOYBEAN) OIL (PRODUCED FROM FARMING)

Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) PROTEIN
Appeared as: ORYZA SATIVA (RICE PROTEIN (HYDROLYZED))

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Limited
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE
Appeared as: MAGNESIUM ALUMINIUM SILICATE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT (PRODUCED FROM FARMING)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Water (Produced from Organic Farming), Glycerin, Iron Oxide, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Glyceryl, Stearate, Water, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera) (Produced from Organic Farming), Jojoba Esters, Tapioca Starch (Produced from Organic Farming), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Produced from Organic Farming), Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice (Produced from Organic Farming), Cellulose Gum, Cinnamic Acid, Cucumis Sativa (Cucumber) Fruit Extract (Produced from Organic Farming), Glycine Soya (Soybean) Oil (Produced from Organic Farming), Oryza Sativa (Rice Protein (Hydrolyzed)), Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract (Produced from Organic Farming), May Contain:

Directions from packaging:

Sweep mascara brush from lash base to tips. Apply multiple coats for added volume. Can easily be washed off with soap and water or removed with physicians formula eye makeup remover pads or lotions.

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