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CoverGirl Vivid Impact Eyeliner (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the CoverGirl Vivid Impact Eyeliner (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 CoverGirl Vivid Impact Eyeliner (2016 formulation) is 6.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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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)

Robust
CI 77266
Appeared as: BLACK 2

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (MERCURY, ARSENIC, LEAD, GOSSYPOL, PESTICIDES, and PCBS)

Good
CI 77000
Appeared as: ALUMINUM POWDER

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Neurotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Good

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

Good
CI 77400
Appeared as: BRONZE POWDER

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair
CI 75470
Appeared as: CARMINE

None

None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

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

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

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

Limited

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

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:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Paraffin, C11-12 Isoparaffin, Polybutene, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ceresin, Ozokerite, Microcrystalline Wax (Cire Microcristalline), Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Propylparaben. May Contain/Peut Contenir: Titanium Dioxide, Bronze Powder, Copper Powder, Iron Oxides, Mica, Carmine, Yellow 5 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Black 2, Bismuth Oxychloride, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Chromium Oxide Greens, Ultramarines, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Manganese Violet, Zinc Oxide, Aluminum Powder.

Directions from packaging:

Start at the inner corner of your eye and draw a line close to your lash line.

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