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Almay Longwear & Waterproof Gentle Eye Makeup Remover (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Almay Longwear & Waterproof Gentle Eye Makeup Remover (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 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. EWG's rating for Almay Longwear & Waterproof Gentle Eye Makeup Remover (2016 formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: July 2016

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

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

Fair
SULISOBENZONE
Appeared as: BENZOPHENONE 4

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
FD&C BLUE 1
Appeared as: BLUE 1 (CI 42090)

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

Limited

Limited

None

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM (MINERAL OIL)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Robust

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

Fair

None
SPIRAEA ULMARIA (MEADOWSWEET) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: SPIRAEA ULMARIA EXTRACT

Limited
FOMES OFFICINALIS (TRUNK ROT) EXTRACT
Appeared as: FOMES OFFICINALIS (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT

None

Limited

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA: Companies That Do Test on Animals

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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:

Water, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Caprylyl Methicone, Isoeicosane, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Sodium Chloride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Fomes Officinalis (Mushroom) Extract, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate, Disodium Phosphate, Propylene Glycol, Tromethamine, Benzophenone 4, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 40 (CI 16035)

Directions from packaging:

Moisten cotton ball. Smooth over closed lid and lashes. Tissue off if desired.

Warnings from packaging:

WARNING: This product contains a chemical known in the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/.

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