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L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Eye Balm (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Eye Balm (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 Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Eye Balm (2016 formulation) is 4.

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 LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Neurotoxicity
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
FD&C RED NO. 40 (CI 16035)
Appeared as: RED 40

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Contamination concerns (MERCURY, 6-METHOXY-M-TOLUIDINE, ANILINE, and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN OIL
Appeared as: ORYZA SATIVA BRAN OIL

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Robust

Good

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Fair

Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS ARMENIACA KERNEL OIL

Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) OIL
Appeared as: ZEA MAYS OIL

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

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: COPERNICIA CERIFERA WAX

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Limited
PASSIFLORA EDULIS (PASSION FRUIT) SEED OIL
Appeared as: PASSIFLORA EDULIS OIL

Fair

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

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, Mineral Oil, Glycerin, Isocetyl Stearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cyclohexasiloxane, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil, Zea Mays Oil, Microcrystalline Wax, Paraffin, Royal Jelly Extract, Sorbitan Tristearate, Calcium Pantetheine Sulfonate, Dimethicone, Copernicia Cerifera Wax, Caffeine, Isohexadecane, Sodium Hydroxide, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Passiflora Edulis Oil, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 80, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Acrylates Copolymer, Oryza Sativa Bran Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-DI-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylparaben, Red 40, Iron Oxides

Directions from packaging:

How to Use Every morning and evening, apply onto cleansed skin.1. Rub formula between fingers.2. Apply in small dots around the eye area and smooth gently until absorbed.

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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