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La Mer The Sheer Pressed Powder, Light

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the La Mer The Sheer Pressed Powder, Light product label collected on October 10, 2018 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 La Mer The Sheer Pressed Powder, Light is 6.

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Data last updated: October 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

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

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)

Limited

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

Limited

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

None

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited
SD ALCOHOL 1
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
BHT

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

None
D&C RED 7
Appeared as: RED 7 (CI 15850)

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited
D&C RED 7 LAKE
Appeared as: RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850)

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) OIL
Appeared as: EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491; CI 77492; CI 77499)

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

Limited
CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN
Appeared as: CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN (CI 77289)

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

Limited

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited
VITAMIN E SUCCINATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE

• Cancer (low)

Fair

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Limited

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

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALGAE (SEAWEED) EXTRACT

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair

Limited

Fair
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) OIL
Appeared as: SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL

Fair
HORDEUM VULGARE (BARLEY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HORDEUM VULGARE EXTRACTEXTRAIT D'ORGE (BARLEY)

Limited

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) SEED MEAL
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS SEED MEAL (SWEET ALMOND)

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEEDCAKE
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEEDCAKE (SUNFLOWER)

None

Fair

Limited
CERAMIDE NP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE 3

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

Limited

Fair

None

None

Fair

None

Fair

Limited

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

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

Limited

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATERAQUAEAU

Limited

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

None

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

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

Limited
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE
Appeared as: BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163)

None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
CI 75470
Appeared as: CARMINE (CI 75470)

Fair
FERRIC FERROCYANIDE
Appeared as: FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510)

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

Limited
MANGANESE VIOLET
Appeared as: MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742)

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

Limited
ULTRAMARINES
Appeared as: ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)

• Use restrictions (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

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:

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Succinate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Squalane, Lauroyl Lysine, Kaolin, Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Powder, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) ExtractExtrait D'Orge, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Betaine, Calcium Gluconate, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol, Copper Gluconate, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Magnesium Gluconate, Malachite, Methicone, Niacin, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Phospholipids, Pyridoxine Dipalmitate, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Pca, Tourmaline, Trehalose, Tribehenin, Zinc Gluconate, Aluminum Dimyristate, Dimethicone Silylate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Calcium Carbonate, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Polyquaternium-51, Peg-8, WaterAquaEau, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Linoleic Acid, Sorbitan Isostearate, Alcohol Denat., Urea, Fragrance (Parfum), Bht, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)

Directions from packaging:

Dust over The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20 to set; touch up throughout the day as desired.

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