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Physicians Formula Organic Wear Natural Origin Mascara

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Physicians Formula Organic Wear Natural Origin Mascara product label collected on October 16, 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 Organic Wear Natural Origin Mascara is 1.

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Data last updated: October 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ORYZA SATIVA EXTRACT* (RICE)

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

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

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

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT WATER
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS FRUIT WATER* (ORANGE)

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERS
Appeared as: JOJOBA ESTERS

Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: COPERNICIA CERIFERA WAX* (CARNAUBA)

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Robust

None

Fair

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA OIL* (SOYBEAN)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT*

• Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMIS SATIVUS FRUIT EXTRACT* (CUCUMBER)

Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA LEAF EXTRACT* (OLIVE)

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

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

CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT WATER*, GLYCERIN, MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, BEESWAX*, JOJOBA ESTERS, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX*, TAPIOCA STARCH*, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) EXTRACT*, STEARIC ACID, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, WATER, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, CELLULOSE GUM, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL*, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT*, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT*, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT*, LEUCONOSTOC FERMENT FILTRATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

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