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Inika Mascara Long Lash Black (2017 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Inika Mascara Long Lash Black (2017 formulation) product label collected on September 19, 2017 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 Inika Mascara Long Lash Black (2017 formulation) is 2.

Data last updated: September 2017

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL* (CASTOR)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (;)

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

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

Fair

Fair

Limited
PENTYLENE GLYCOL
Appeared as: PENTYLENE GLYCOL (SUGAR CANE)

Limited

None

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None
HONOKIOL
Appeared as: HONOKIOL (MAGNOLIA BARK) EXTRACT

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE . *CERTIFIED ORGANIC (CI 77891)

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (Water), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Stearic Acid, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Palmitic Acid, Propanediol, Pentylene Glycol (Sugar Cane), Glyceryl Stearate Se, Palmitic/Stearic Triglyceride, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Honokiol (Magnolia Bark Extract), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Kaolin, Sodium Hydroxide, Galactoarabinan, Myristic Acid, Lauric Acid, Oleic Acid, May Contain (+/-) Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). *Certified Organic

Directions from packaging:

Use the brush to coat, lift, separate, and length to lashes. If a stronger look is preferred, the mascara can be built up in layers. Wiggle the wand at the roots of the lashes through to the tip and let dry between coats. A handy tip, ensure you don’t pump the INIKA Vegan Long Lash Mascara in and out of the container as this can pump air into the mascara and dry it out. Instead, swirl the mascara wand around the inside of the container to really load the brush with product.

Warnings from packaging:

Shake before use. Patch test before use. Keep out of reach of children. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. If irritation occurs, rinse well with water.

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