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Beautycounter Lenghtening Mascara (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Beautycounter Lenghtening Mascara (2016 formulation) product label collected on May 20, 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 Beautycounter Lenghtening Mascara (2016 formulation) is 1.

Data last updated: May 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77499)

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Appeared as: CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

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

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited
EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT OIL

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Limited

Limited

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Isododecane, Aqua/Water/Eau, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire microcristalline, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d'abeille, Cera Carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de carnauba, Ceresin, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Gluconolactone, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil*, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil*, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Panthenol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Gluconate, Iron Oxides (CI 77499). *Organic/Biologique

Directions from packaging:

Remove wand from mascara bottle and wipe excess product from the brush. Apply from the base of your lashes, combing through to the tips. Build length with additional coats.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.

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