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butter London Iconoclast Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara, Brilliant Black (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the butter London Iconoclast Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara, Brilliant Black (2016 formulation) product label collected on February 19, 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. EWG's rating for butter London Iconoclast Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara, Brilliant Black (2016 formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: February 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • 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

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES.

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER/EAU)

Fair

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA/BEESWAX/CIRE D’ABEILLE

None

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

Fair
POLYVINYLPOLYPYRROLIDONE
Appeared as: PVP

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Limited
VERBASCUM THAPSUS (COMMON MULLEIN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED VERBASCUM THAPSUS FLOWER

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None

Limited
THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM (THEOBROMA) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM SEED BUTTER

None

None

None

Limited

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Fair
ARGININE HYDROCHLORIDE
Appeared as: ARGININE HCL

Fair

Fair

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/Eau), Propanediol, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d’abeille, Acrylates Copolymer, Sucrose Polystearate, Cera Carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de Carnauba, PVP, Stearic Acid, Tribehenin, Arginine, Behenyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 80, Silica, Hydrolyzed Verbascum Thapsus Flower, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Garcinia Indica Seed Butter, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Panthenol, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Soy Amino Acids, Wheat Amino Acids, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate, Isohexadecane, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, PEG-90, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Laureth-20, Citric Acid, Arginine HCl, Serine, Threonine, Benzyl Alcohol, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).

Directions from packaging:

Apply to lashes using the center part of the mascara wand. Pull the bristles through the lashes in a zig-zag motion to coat each lash. Use the tip of the wand to lengthen and define.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only.

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