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Benefit Puff Off!

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Benefit Puff Off! product label collected on November 27, 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 Benefit Puff Off! is 5.

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Data last updated: November 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: CI 19140 (YELLOW 5)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited
FD&C RED NO. 40 (CI 16035)
Appeared as: CI 16035 (RED 40)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Contamination concerns (MERCURY, 6-METHOXY-M-TOLUIDINE, ANILINE, and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

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

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

None

Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

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

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

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

Limited

None

Fair

Limited

None

Robust

Fair

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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.

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:

AQUA (WATER), ISOHEXADECANE, NYLON 12, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, ISODODECANE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SILICA, SODIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, GLYCERIN, ALUMINA, CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), SODIUM ACRYLATE/VINYL ALCOHOL COPOLYMER, ALCOHOL DENAT., C1315 ALKANE, CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE), CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, POLYGLYCERYL10 STEARATE, SODIUM ACRYLIC ACID/MA COPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSORBATE 20, HESPERIDIN METHYL CHALCONE, 1, 2-HEXANEDIOL, MENTHOXYPROPANEDIOL, STEARETH 20, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), SODIUM CITRATE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, GERANIOL, LINALOOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CI 19140 (YELLOW 5), CI 16035 (RED 40), DIPEPTIDE 2, LIMONENE, CITRONELLOL, CITRIC ACID, PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE7, SODIUM CHLORIDE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, BHT, TOCOPHEROL.

Directions from packaging:

Squeeze once and dot under each eye…then go back and glide on with "ironing" tip. Wear alone or apply over makeup with a gentle pat, blending with fingertips.

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