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Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation, Chestnut (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation, Chestnut (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 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 Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation, Chestnut (2016 formulation) is 3.

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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 LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)

Limited
SD ALCOHOL 1
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited
TRISILOXANE
Appeared as: MYRISTYL TRISILOXANE

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

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

None

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited

None
STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE
Appeared as: STEARYLKONIUM HECTORITE

• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and FREE AMINES)

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: RUBUS IDAEUS LEAF CELL CULTURE

Robust

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: MAY CONTAIN (/-)

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

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:

Myristyl Trisiloxane, Dimethicone, Ethyl Trisiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, PEG 10 Dimethicone, Isododecane, Silica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Talc, Stearylkonium Hectorite, Alcohol Denat., Laureth-4, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopherol, Dicalcium Phosphate, Rubus Idaeus Leaf Cell Culture, Water, May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

Directions from packaging:

For Best Results: Always shake before use. To draw the foundation up in to the dropper ensure that the cap is fully screwed down. Squeeze the bulb gently to dispense a few drops on to the back of your hand and then, starting from the centre of your face, blend outwards using a foundation brush.

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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