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Neutrogena Nourishing Eye Duo, Sweet Dusk 80 (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Neutrogena Nourishing Eye Duo, Sweet Dusk 80 (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 Neutrogena Nourishing Eye Duo, Sweet Dusk 80 (old formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

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)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

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)

Limited

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

Limited

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

None

None

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Limited

• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
VITAMIN B3
Appeared as: PANTOTHENIC ACID

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Good

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

Limited

None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
CI 75470
Appeared as: CARMINE

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA: Companies That Do Test on Animals

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Talc, Triethylhexanoin, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Lauroyl Lysine, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silk Powder, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Panthenol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Flour, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Pantothenic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate,Silica, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Bismuth Oxychloride. May Contains: Iron Oxides, Blue 1 Lake, Carmine, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Chromium Oxide Greens, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Manganese Violet, Ultramarines, Yellow 5 Lake.

Directions from packaging:

Daytime look: 1) use larger side Of applicator To sweet base shade allover eyelid. 2. use small side Of applicator To apply luminizing accenton lower lid. Softly blend into base shade. Nighttime look: for a moredramatic look, use the small side Of the applicator To apply accent To:3. crease And 4. outer corner. Blend smoothly upwards And outwards.

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