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Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Eye Cream Line & Dark Circle Minimizing Brush (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Eye Cream Line & Dark Circle Minimizing Brush (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 Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Eye Cream Line & Dark Circle Minimizing Brush (old formulation) is 4.

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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_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • 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)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• 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)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Robust

Limited

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

Good

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

Fair

Limited

Fair

Limited

None

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Glycerin, Isohexadecane, Titanium Dioxide, Niacinamide, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Stearate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyethylene, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Benzyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylparaben, Dimethiconol, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Disodium Edta, PEG-100 Stearate, Iron Oxides.

Directions from packaging:

Prior to first use, click end of pen several times to begin product how. Click 1-2 times and use the gentle brush applicator to apply product. Use finger to massage and blend any excess until absorbed. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. To clean, wipe brush with dry cloth or tissue. Dry completely before replacing cap.

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