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Zao Certified Organic Makeup Lip Polish, Burgundy (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Zao Certified Organic Makeup Lip Polish, Burgundy (old formulation) product label collected on July 25, 2014 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 Zao Certified Organic Makeup Lip Polish, Burgundy (old formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: July 2014

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS)

Limited
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS
Appeared as: CHROMIUM OXIDE GREEN

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

Good

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

None

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: VANILLA EXTRACT

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None

Limited
BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA (BAMBOO) STEM POWDER
Appeared as: BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM POWDER

Good

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

Limited

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

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:

RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL (RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL)*, OLEIC/LINOLEIC/LINOLENIC POLYGLYCERIDES, PRUNUS ARMENIACA KERNEL EXTRACT (PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL EXTRACT), SILICA, GLYCERYL ROSINATE, FRAGRANCE (VANILLA EXTRACT), TOCOPHEROL, PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES RHIZOME EXTRACT*, BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM POWDER, CI 77820 (SILVER), MAY CONTAIN +/-: CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE), CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES), CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREEN), CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET). *: ingredients from organic farming Percentage of natural ingredients: 100% Percentage of organic ingredients: 40%

Directions from packaging:

Used alone, lip polish is a real "lacquer", covering and glossy which gives relief to your smile and make it gorgeous for a velvety and glamorous effect. Used as a complement to lipstick, applied to the entire lips, or just at the heart, it gives volume for a brighter smile.

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