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Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc Free All in 1 ABC Cushion Foundation, 6680 Medium

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc Free All in 1 ABC Cushion Foundation, 6680 Medium product label collected on November 15, 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 Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc Free All in 1 ABC Cushion Foundation, 6680 Medium is 6.

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Data last updated: November 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • 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
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

None

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None

• 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)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

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

Limited

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: MINERAL WATER

None

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Robust

None

None

Limited

Limited

Fair

None

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

Limited

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

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Fair

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

Limited

Good

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

MINERAL WATER, ETHYL MACADAMIATE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, MICA, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, POLYETHYLENE, POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE, WATER, PEG/PPG-18/18 DIMETHICONE, SMITHSONITE EXTRACT, MALACHITE EXTRACT, RHODOCHROSITE EXTRACT, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, RETINYL PALMITATE, ALPHA-ARBUTIN, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, GLYCERIN, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE, TOCOPHEROL, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, ALUMINA, DIMETHICONE/METHICONE COPOLYMER, DIMETHICONE/PEG-10/15 CROSSPOLYMER, DISODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE, DISODIUM EDTA, DIMETHICONE/POLYGLYCERIN-3 CROSSPOLYMER, HEXYL LAURATE, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, MALIC ACID, POLYSORBATE 20, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, SODIUM CITRATE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, PEG-32, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, SILICA, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL. MAY CONTAIN TITANIUM DIOXIDE, IRON OXIDES.

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