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Tarte Frxxxtion Stick

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Tarte Frxxxtion Stick product label collected on January 23, 2019 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 Tarte Frxxxtion Stick is 2.

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Data last updated: January 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU

Limited

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

Limited

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

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

None

Limited
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
Appeared as: CHARCOAL POWDER

Limited
SODIUM METHYL OLEYL TAURATE
Appeared as: SODIUM METHYL OLEOYL TAURATE

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

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For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water/Aqua/Eau, butylene glycol, sodium stearate, bis-PEG-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane, glycerin, diatomaceous earth, sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate, cocamidopropyl betaine, quaternium-90 sepiolite, charcoal powder, sodium methyl oleoyl taurate, sodium cocoyl isethionate, quaternium-90 montmorillonite, kaolin, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin, sodium benzoate.

Directions from packaging:

1.Twist the base of stick to advance the exfoliating gel. 2. Apply directly onto damp skin in circular motions along the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. 3. Using your fingertips, continue to massage formula all over the face and then rinse thoroughly. 4. Apply 2-3 times a week for best results. You can also wear it as a treatment mask, leaving it on skin for 10 minutes before rinsing. 5. Wipe the excess product from applicator to secure the cap tightly after each use.

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