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Benefit Dandelion

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Benefit Dandelion product label collected on November 28, 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 Dandelion is 7.

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Data last updated: November 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair

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

Fair
LILIAL
Appeared as: BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Good

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

Good

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair
VAT RED 1
Appeared as: CI 73360 (RED 30; RED 30 LAKE)

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

Limited

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

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)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Good

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS
Appeared as: CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS)

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

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

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

Fair

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

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: CI 77891 ] (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)

Fair

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

None

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

None

None

Limited

Limited

• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
D&C RED 7 LAKE
Appeared as: CI 15850 (RED 6; RED 7; RED 7 LAKE)

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
FD&C YELLOW 6
Appeared as: CI 15985 (YELLOW 6; YELLOW 6 LAKE)

None

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

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None
D&C RED 28 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: CI 45410 (RED 27; RED 27 LAKE; RED 28 LAKE)

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

Fair
CI 75470
Appeared as: CI 75470 (CARMINE)

Limited
ULTRAMARINES
Appeared as: CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

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

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

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

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

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

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:

Talc, Mica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene, Magnesium Myristate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Phenoxyethanol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Squalane, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Parfum (Fragrance), Lecithin, Sodium Lauroyl Aspartate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, Limonene, BHT, Retinyl Palmitate, Zinc Chloride, Linalool, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Citral, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Eugenol, [+/-: CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6, Yellow 6 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 27, Red 27 Lake, Red 28 Lake), CI 73360 (Red 30, Red 30 Lake), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)].

Directions from packaging:

Swirl the brush in the box, then sweep the powder on the apples of your cheeks for a soft blush. Dust the perk-me-up powder all over your pretty face for an instantly bright finish.

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