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Beautycounter Lengthening Mascara

Beautycounter Lengthening Mascara

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CATEGORY

Mascara

BRAND

Beautycounter

DATA LAST UPDATED

January 2018

EWG Verified Product

This product bears the EWG VERIFIED™ mark, meaning that the product meets EWG’s strictest standards for health and safety. It avoids any of the ingredients on EWG’s “Unacceptable List” and provides full transparency of ingredients, including fragrance.

Ingredient List

The specific formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists. At the time of verification, the ingredients in this formulation were used at a concentration below EWG’s health and safety limit, and therefore did not pose significant human health concerns. Click on an ingredient for more information.

ACACIA SENEGAL GUM
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FUNCTION(S) adhesive, fragrance ingredient, film forming, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
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FUNCTION(S) adhesive, artificial nail builder, binder, film former, hair fixative, suspending agent -nonsurfactant, antistatic, binding, film forming
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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AMINOMETHYL PROPANEDIOL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CENTAUREA CYANUS (CORNFLOWER) FLOWER WATER
Appeared as: CENTAUREA CYANUS FLOWER WATER
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: CERA CARNAUBA/COPERNICIA CERIFERA WAX/CIRE DE CARNAUBA (CARNAUBA)
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FUNCTION(S) epilating agent, depilatory
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DIMETHICONE
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, antifoaming, emollient, skin conditioning, skin protecting
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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GLYCERYL BEHENATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, stabilising, viscosity controlling
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JASMINUM GRANDIFLORUM (JASMINE) FLOWER WAX
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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METHYLPROPANEDIOL
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, emulsion stabilizer, slip modifier;viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Appeared as: CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE
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FUNCTION(S) binder, bulking agent, emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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MYRISTIC ACID
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, opacifying agent, surfactant - cleansing agentsurfactant-cleansing agent is included as a function for the soap form of myristic acid., cleansing, emulsifying, perfuming
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OENOCARPUS BATAUA FRUIT OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, moisturising
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ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN WAX
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, skin protecting, smoothing, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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PALMITIC ACID
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, opacifying agent, surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant -emulsifying agentsurfactant-cleansing agent is included as a function for the soap form of palmitic acid., emollient, emulsifying
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PHENOXYETHANOL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ROSA CENTIFOLIA (CABBAGE ROSE) FLOWER WAX
Appeared as: ROSA CENTIFOLIA FLOWER WAX
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, masking, skin protecting
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ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER WAX
Appeared as: ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER WAX
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
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SODIUM BENZOATE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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SODIUM CITRATE
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FUNCTION(S) ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
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STEARIC ACID
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - emulsifying agentsurfactant-cleansing agent is included as a function for the soap form of stearic acid., cleansing, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, masking, refatting, surfactant
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VP/ HEXADECENE COPOLYMER
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, hair fixative, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, viscosity increasingagent - nonaqueous, binding, film forming, hair fixing, viscosity controlling
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WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire microcristalline, Acrylates Copolymer, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Glyceryl Behenate, Palmitic Acid, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Cera Carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de carnauba, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Water, Methylpropanediol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Aminomethyl Propanediol, Dimethicone, Acacia Senegal Gum, Oenocarpus Bataua Fruit Oil*, Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Flower Wax, Stearic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Citrate, Myristic Acid, Rosa Centifolia Flower Wax, Rosa Damascena Flower Wax, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, May Contain: Iron Oxides.

Directions from packaging:

Apply mascara at base of lashes and wiggle upward. Turn brush vertically to apply to lower lashes. Build length with additional coats.

Warnings from packaging:

N/A

EWG Verified

This product bears the EWG VERIFIEDTM mark - its formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists, and the company behind the product has shown its ingredients meet all of the EWG’s strict criteria. When it was verified, the ingredients in this formulation did not pose significant human health concerns.

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Product's animal testing policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.


Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

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Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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An EWG VERIFIED™ mark on a product indicates that the company’s ingredient disclosures show the product has met our full criteria to ensure it adheres to our standards for health.

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