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W3LL People Expressionist Bio Extreme Mascara (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed the W3LL People Expressionist Bio Extreme Mascara (old formulation) product label collected on January 01, 2016 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. W3LL People Expressionist Bio Extreme Mascara (old formulation) is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: January 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

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)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Robust

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA/BEESWAX

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

Fair

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

Good

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL/HEALIANTHIS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL

None

None

Fair

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (Water), Benzyl Alcohol, Cellulose, Cera Alba/Beeswax*, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Copernicia Cerifera Cera/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Dehydroacetic Acid, Geraniol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Healianthis Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Limonene, Sodium Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum

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