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Black Radiance True Complexion BB Cream, Brown Sugar, SPF 15

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Black Radiance True Complexion BB Cream, Brown Sugar, SPF 15 product label collected on April 02, 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 Black Radiance True Complexion BB Cream, Brown Sugar, SPF 15 is 4.

Data last updated: April 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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID and TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

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

• 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)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Good

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499)

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/EAU

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Robust

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Fair

Fair

None

None

Limited
ULTRAMARINES
Appeared as: ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)]

• Use restrictions (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

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

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Homosalate 4.0%, Octisalate 2.0%, Titanium Dioxide 1.5%, Inactive Ingredients: Water/Eau, Isododecane, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Lauryl Peg/PPG-18/18 Methicone, Cetyl Peg/ PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sodium Chloride, Silica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Talc, Triethylhexanoin, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Lecithin, Isostearyl Alcohol, Dodecene, Bisabolol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alumina, Stearic Acid, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol Laurate, Sorbitan Laurate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, May Contain: Iron Oxides (Ci 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007)]

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