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Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara (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 Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara (old formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Robust
CI 77266
Appeared as: BLACK 2 (CI 77266)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
PTFE (TEFLON)
Appeared as: PTFE

• Contamination concerns (PERFLUOROOCTANOIC ACID)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ARSENIC and HEAVY METALS)

Limited

• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
MICA
Appeared as: MICA (CI 77019)

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

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

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

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

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

Limited
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS
Appeared as: CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288)

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

Robust

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

None

Limited

Fair
POLYVINYLPOLYPYRROLIDONE
Appeared as: PVP

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPEAE (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL

Limited

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

Fair

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

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

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

None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
CI 75470
Appeared as: CARMINE (CI 75470)

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

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

Fair
FERRIC FERROCYANIDE
Appeared as: FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510)

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

Limited
MANGANESE VIOLET
Appeared as: MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742)

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

Limited
ULTRAMARINES
Appeared as: ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Stearic Acid, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Polyisobutene, Polyvinyl Acetate, Glyceryl Stearate, Paraffin, Silica, Aminomethyl Propanediol, Polyester-5, Isostearic Acid, PVP, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olea Europeae (Olive) Fruit Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Cholesterol, Panthenol, Pantethine, Kaolin, Nylon-6, Laureth-4, Hydroxyethylcellulose, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Simethicone, Sodium Polyacrylate, PTFE, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-DI-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Black 2 (CI 77266), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Directions from packaging:

Starting at the base of lashes, sweep mascara up and out. Apply a second coat for added fullness and length.For best results when layering more than one coat, don¿t let the product dry completely¿build mascara while the product is still slightly damp.

Warnings from packaging:

In case of eye irritation, infection or scratches, discontinue use of all eye cosmetics and see your ophthalmologist at once.

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