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Rimmel London The Max Volume Flash Bold Curves Mascara - Black (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Rimmel London The Max Volume Flash Bold Curves Mascara - Black (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 Rimmel London The Max Volume Flash Bold Curves Mascara - Black (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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Cancer (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)

None

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

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

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER

Fair

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA/BEESWAX

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: CERA CARNAUBA/COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Limited

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua/Water, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Paraffin, Cera Alba/Beeswax, Acrylates Copolymer, Diisostearoyl Polyglyceryl-3 Dimer Dilinoleate, VP/VA Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Cera Carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Arginine, Tocopherol, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Panthenol, Talc, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, May Contain: Iron Oxides (Combined CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 = CI 77491).

Directions from packaging:

Apply to lashes as needed. Do not poke eye.

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