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Cate McNabb Cosmetics Face Primer (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Cate McNabb Cosmetics Face Primer (2016 formulation) product label collected on June 17, 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 Cate McNabb Cosmetics Face Primer (2016 formulation) is 1.

Data last updated: June 2016

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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair
DECAMETHYLCYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Appeared as: CYCLOMETHICONE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Good

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

None

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

None
DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER
Appeared as: DIMETHICONE CROSSPLOYMER

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL

None

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Fair

Fair
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) EXTRACT

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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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.

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone Crossploymer, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Cake, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, Cyclomethicone, Nylon-12, Alumina.

Directions from packaging:

Centralize the natural face primer application on the face, covering areas that are particularly prone to oiliness or rubbing off of makeup.

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