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L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess Washable Mascara (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess Washable Mascara (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 03, 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 L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess Washable Mascara (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

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • 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)

Fair
ACACIA SENEGAL GUM
Appeared as: ACACIA SENEGAL /ACACIA SENEGAL GUM

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

None

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Contamination concerns (ORGANOCHLORINES, PCBS, and BENZO[A]PYRENE)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA/BEESWAX/CIRE D' ABEILLE

Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA/CARNAUBA WAX/CIRE DE CARNAUBA

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Fair
PHENETHYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: PHENYL ETHYL ALCOHOL

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

None

None

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

Limited

Limited
ULTRAMARINES
Appeared as: CI 77007/ULTRAMARINES

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
CI 75470
Appeared as: CI 75470/CARMINE

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE

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

Fair
FERRIC FERROCYANIDE
Appeared as: CI 77510/FERRIC FERROCYANIDE]

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Paraffin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire, D'abeille, Copernicia Cerifera Cera/Carnauba Wax/Cire De Carnauba, Acacia Senegal /Acacia Senegal Gum, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Peg/Ppg-17/18 Dimethicone, Steareth-20, Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol, Sodium Polymethacrylate, Propylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Silica, Disodium Edta, Polyquaternium-10, Soluble Collagen, Panthenol, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen. [+/- May Contain/Peut Contenir, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Ci 77007/Ultramarines, Mica, Ci 75470/Carmine, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77510/Ferric Ferrocyanide].

Directions from packaging:

Place brush at base of lashes and gently sweep up to tip, no need to pump the wand. Removes easily with soap and water.

Warnings from packaging:

To safeguard L'Oreal purity, reserve this product for your personal use. Treat the applicator with the hygienic care you give your eyes. Never apply this product in a moving vehicle. Do not dilute mascara with water, saliva, or any other substance. Cap tightly after use. If change in odor or appearance occurs, discontinue use. Do not use this or any other eye cosmetic if your eye is injured, irritated, or infected. Consult a physician promptly.

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