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Beautycounter Illuminating Cream Highlighter, Rose Glow

EWG scientists reviewed the Beautycounter Illuminating Cream Highlighter, Rose 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, Rose 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_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

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

• 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)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491)

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

Limited
CI 45410 (D&C RED NO. 27 OR 28) LAKE
Appeared as: RED 27 LAKE (CI 45410)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

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)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

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

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

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)

None
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140) LAKE
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (LEAD, BENZIDINE, BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE, and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

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.

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Jojoba Esters, Silica, Mica, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire de candelilla, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax)/Cire microcristalline, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Tocopherol, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de carnauba, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)

Directions from packaging:

Glide and blend this luminous pink shade over cheeks.

Warnings from packaging:

n/a

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