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CVS Eye Makeup Remover Ultra Soft Pads (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the CVS Eye Makeup Remover Ultra Soft Pads (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 CVS Eye Makeup Remover Ultra Soft Pads (2016 formulation) is 2.

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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

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited
ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATES (C16-18, 25EO)
Appeared as: CETEARETH-12

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MACTRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT

None
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) FLOWER EXTRACT

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

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (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:

Water,Cetearyl Isononanoate,Ceteareth-20,Cetearyl Alcohol,Glyceryl Stearate,Glycerin,Ceteareth-12,Cetyl Palmitate,Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract,Chamomilla Recutita (Mactricaria) Flower Extract,Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Flower Extract,Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract,Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E),Phenoxyethanol,Potassium Sorbate

Directions from packaging:

Use one large pad. Close eyelid before gently wiping away makeup. Follow by washing face as usual, with facial cleanser.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. If the product gets into eyes, flush with water. Delicate skin may experience a brief tingling sensation. Keep out of reach of children.

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