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Beautycounter Illuminating Cream Highlighter, Pearl Glow

EWG scientists reviewed the Beautycounter Illuminating Cream Highlighter, Pearl Glow product label collected on February 13, 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. Beautycounter Illuminating Cream Highlighter, Pearl Glow is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: February 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

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

• 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)

Limited

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERS
Appeared as: JOJOBA ESTERS

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

None

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX
Appeared as: EUPHORBIA CERIFERA WAX/CIRE DE CANDELILLA (CANDELILLA)

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Appeared as: CERA MICROCRISTALLINA (MICROCRYSTALLINE)/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE WAX

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: COPERNICIA CERIFERA WAX/CIRE DE CARNAUBA (CARNAUBA)

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:

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Jojoba Esters, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire de candelilla, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Mica, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax)/Cire microcristalline, Tocopherol, Tin Oxide, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de carnauba, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

Directions from packaging:

Glide and blend this illuminating shade over cheekbones, brow bones, d�collet�, or any other feature you�d like to highlight.

Warnings from packaging:

n/a

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