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W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Mascara, Black

EWG scientists reviewed the W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Mascara, Black product label collected on August 09, 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. W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Mascara, Black is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: August 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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: CI 77491/CI 77499 IRON OXIDES

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

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

None

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Good

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
XANTHAN GUM
Appeared as: XANTHUM GUM

Robust

Fair

• Cancer (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL / HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: CI 77891 TITANIUM DIOXIDE

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

Limited
ULTRAMARINES
Appeared as: CI 77007 ULTRAMARINES

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
CI 75470
Appeared as: CI 75470 CARMINE

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (Water), Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, C10-18 Triglycerides, Stearic Acid, Copernicia Cerifera Cera / Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succinate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthum Gum, Cellulose, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil / Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, [+/- CI 77891 Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491/CI 77499 Iron Oxides, CI 77007 Ultramarines, CI 75470 Carmine], *Ingredient From Organic Farming

Directions from packaging:

0

Warnings from packaging:

FREE FROM: Parabens, Coal Tar, Phenoxyethanol, Petrolatum, Nanoparticles, Synthetic Fragrance, Propylene Glycol, Phthalates, Dimethicone, Formaldehyde, Lead, Lead Compounds, Fiber BHT, BHA, DEA.

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