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Mineral Fusion Perfecting Beauty Balm, SPF 9 (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Mineral Fusion Perfecting Beauty Balm, SPF 9 (2016 formulation) product label collected on October 12, 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 Mineral Fusion Perfecting Beauty Balm, SPF 9 (2016 formulation) is 3.

Data last updated: October 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
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS (WHITE TEA) LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Robust

Limited

Limited

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERS
Appeared as: JOJOBA ESTERS

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited

None

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

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE
Appeared as: TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE (VITAMIN C)

Limited

Limited

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) FLOWER EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER)
Appeared as: LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Occupational hazards (high)

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:

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 3.92%, Inactive ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Jojoba Esters, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Silica, Vegetable Glycerin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Dimethicone, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Magnesium Aspartate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Iron Oxides

Directions from packaging:

Smooth onto skin using fingertips. Blend well for flawless-looking skin.

Warnings from packaging:

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