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Covergirl Full Spectrum Matte Ambition Mattifying Skin Primer + Ensulizole Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 20

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Covergirl Full Spectrum Matte Ambition Mattifying Skin Primer + Ensulizole Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 20 product label collected on June 18, 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 Covergirl Full Spectrum Matte Ambition Mattifying Skin Primer + Ensulizole Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 20 is 8.

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Data last updated: June 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
  • 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
  • Neurotoxicity
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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)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

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

Limited

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

None

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)

Robust

Robust

Fair
POLYVINYLPOLYPYRROLIDONE
Appeared as: PVP

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None
ACRYLONITRILE/ METHYL METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER
Appeared as: ACRYLONITRILE/METHYL METHACRYLATE/ VINYLIDENE CHLORIDE COPOLYMER

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited
1,2-HEXANEDIOL
Appeared as: 1

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Ensulizole 3.0%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Talc, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Pvp, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Acrylonitrile/Methyl Methacrylate/ Vinylidene Chloride Copolymer, Synthetic Beeswax, Trihydroxystearin, Methicone, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Sodium Benzoate, Synthetic Wax, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Ethylene Brassylate, Polyethylene

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