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Colorescience Loose Mineral Eyeshadow, Matte Gold (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Colorescience Loose Mineral Eyeshadow, Matte Gold (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 Colorescience Loose Mineral Eyeshadow, Matte Gold (old formulation) is 2.

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Data last updated: July 2013

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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Fair

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

Limited
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS
Appeared as: CHROMIUM OXIDE

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

Limited
CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN
Appeared as: CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN (CI 77289)

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

Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) STARCH
Appeared as: ORYZA SATIVA STARCH

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

Fair
TIN OXIDE
Appeared as: STANNIC OXIDE

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Limited
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE
Appeared as: BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163)

Good

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

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited

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

Fair
CI 75470
Appeared as: CARMINE (CI 75470)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE
Appeared as: FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510)

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

None

Limited
CALCIUM SILICATE
Appeared as: CALCIUM SILICATE (ANTICAKING AGENT)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

Fair

None

Limited

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Silica, Manganese Violet, Carmine (CI 75470), Ultramarines, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Silicate (Anticaking Agent), Sodium Sulfate, Chromium Oxide, Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Margarita Powder, Oryza Sativa Starch, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Protein, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Stannic Oxide, Dimethicone, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tin Oxide

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