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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

Limited

Rimmel London Flex Mascara Extreme Black 003 (2019 formulation)

Rimmel London Flex Mascara Extreme Black 003 (2019 formulation)

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Mascara

BRAND

Rimmel London

DATA LAST UPDATED

July 2019

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
PARAFFIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA/BEESWAX/CIRE D'ABEILLE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, epilating agent, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, film forming, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
STEARIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - emulsifying agentsurfactant-cleansing agent is included as a function for the soap form of stearic acid., cleansing, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, masking, refatting, surfactant
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYVINYLPOLYPYRROLIDONE
Appeared as: PVP
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, hair fixative, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, antistatic, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, hair fixing, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, opacifying agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent;surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, masking, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioningagent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
ARGININE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 03
POLYSORBATE-20
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 01
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA/COPERNICIA CERIFERA WAX/CIRE DE CARNAUBA (CARNAUBA)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) epilating agent, depilatory
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SYNTHETIC WAX
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, antistatic, binding, emollient, emulsion stabilising, masking, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTHENOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 05
TALC
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, skin protectant;slip modifier, anticaking, bulking, opacifying, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Cancer (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)
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Ingredient score: 01
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX
Appeared as: CANDELILLA CERA/EUPHORBIA CERIFERA WAX/CIRE DE CANDELILLA (CANDELILLA)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent, emulsion stabilizer, film former, fragrance ingredient;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosity increasing agent- nonaqueous, emollient, film forming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 02
HECTORITE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, viscosityincreasing agent - aqueous, bulking, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
SIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent
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Ingredient score: 01
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Appeared as: MICROCRISTALLINA CERA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRYSTALLINE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, bulking agent, emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 01
ACRYLATES/ CARBAMATE COPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
HDI/ TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) anticaking agent, anticaking
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Ingredient score: 01
COLLAGEN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYETHYLENE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, adhesive, binder, bulking agent, emulsion stabilizer, film former, oral careagent, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, film forming, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
HYDROLYZED KERATIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, nail conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, film forming, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM SULFATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, bulking, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, suspending agent- nonsurfactant, anticaking, opacifying
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
CI 77499
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
CI 77499
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying agent, sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
FERRIC FERROCYANIDE
Appeared as: FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CI 75470
Appeared as: CARMINE (CI 75470)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, fragrance ingredient
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Ingredient score: 02
CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN
Appeared as: CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN (CI 77289)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS
Appeared as: CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ULTRAMARINES
Appeared as: ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
MICA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, PARAFFIN, CERA ALBA/BEESWAX/CIRE D'ABEILLE, STEARIC ACID, PVP, CETYL ALCOHOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, ARGININE, POLYSORBATE 20, COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA/COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CIRE DE CARNAUBA, SYNTHETIC WAX, PANTHENOL, TALC, CANDELILLA CERA/EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX/CIRE DE CANDELILLA, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HECTORITE, SIMETHICONE, MICROCRISTALLINA CERA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRYSTALLINE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ACRYLATES/CARBAMATE COPOLYMER, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, COLLAGEN, POLYETHYLENE, HYDROLYZED KERATIN, SODIUM SULFATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SILICA, SODIUM BENZOATE, [MAY CONTAIN +/-: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), CARMINE (CI 75470), CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN (CI 77289), CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), MICA]

Product's animal testing policies

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Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

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Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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