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Product score: 05

Data Availability:

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Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer (2019 formulation)

Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer (2019 formulation)

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CATEGORY

Makeup Primer

BRAND

tarte

DATA LAST UPDATED

January 2019

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM/FRAGRANCE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 06
HYDROXYCITRONELLAL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredient score: 05
LIMONENE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 05
CITRAL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, solvent, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, antifoaming, emollient, skin conditioning, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-10 DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
PPG-25-LAURETH-25
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 03
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioningagent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
LINALOOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, deodorant, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
HEXYL CINNAMAL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
MICA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)
Data Availability: Good
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
DIMETHICONE/ VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) binder, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
VINYL DIMETHICONE/ METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) suspending agent - nonsurfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) anticaking agent, bulking agent, slip modifier, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, viscosityincreasing agent - nonaqueous, anticaking, antifoaming, emollient, emulsion stabilising, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, suspending agent- nonsurfactant, anticaking, opacifying
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, antifoaming, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
DIETHYLHEXYL SYRINGYLIDENEMALONATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin protectant, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, masking
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM COCOYL ALANINATE
Data Availability: None
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CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscositydecreasing agent, humectant, masking, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, nail conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, emollient, film forming, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, binding
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROLYZED ELASTIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CETYL HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, emulsion stabilising, film forming, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
RUTIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-1
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PHASEOLUS LUNATUS (GREEN BEAN) SEED EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
CI 75470
Appeared as: CARMINE (CI 75470)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, fragrance ingredient
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Ingredients from packaging:

Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, hydrogenated vegetable oil, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, vinyl dimethicone/methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymer, mica, disteardimonium hectorite, PEG-10 dimethicone, PPG-25-laureth-25, silica dimethyl silylate, silica, water/aqua/eau, tocopheryl acetate, parfum/fragrance, trimethylsiloxysilicate, diethylhexyl syringylidenemalonate, ascorbyl palmitate, propylene glycol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, sodium cocoyl alaninate, butylene glycol, glyceryl stearate, citric acid, hydrolyzed collagen, triethoxycaprylylsilane, hydrolyzed elastin, cetyl hydroxyethylcellulose, rutin, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, phaseolus lunatus (green bean) seed extract, phenoxyethanol, limonene, linalool, citral, hexyl cinnamal, hydroxycitronellal, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), carmine (CI 75470).

Directions from packaging:

Smooth a pearl size amount over skin before applying makeup or wear alone as a treatment to minimize the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles.

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.


PETA Cruelty-free Companies

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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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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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