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L'Oreal Paris Visible Lift Serum Absolute Advanced Age-Reversing Makeup 149 Buff Beige with, SPF 17

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the L'Oreal Paris Visible Lift Serum Absolute Advanced Age-Reversing Makeup 149 Buff Beige with, SPF 17 product label collected on July 06, 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 L'Oreal Paris Visible Lift Serum Absolute Advanced Age-Reversing Makeup 149 Buff Beige with, SPF 17 is 9.

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Data last updated: July 2019

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides POOR UVA protection and a POOR balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
  • Based on EWG's modeling this product would likely fail the FDA proposed UVA test.
  • Based on EWG's modeling, the UV protection is significantly lower than the SPF value would indicate.
  • Contains retinyl palmitate, which may damage sun-exposed skin. Read more
  • The FDA does not have enough health & safety data to classify all of the active ingredients as safe & effective.
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Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • 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)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited

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

None

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

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

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)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Fair

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

Robust

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

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

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

None

Fair

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

Fair

Good

• 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.

Unknown

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

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: OCTINOXATE 1.0%, TITANIUM DIOXIDE 6.7%; Inactive Ingredients: WATER, ISODODECANE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, GLYCERIN, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE, ISOEICOSANE, ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, SODIUM CHLORIDE, C9-15 FLUOROALCOHOL PHOSPHATE, POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE, HEXYL LAURATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE, ALUMINA, METHYLPARABEN, CALCIUM PANTETHEINE SULFONATE, ACETYL TRIFLUOROMETHYLPHENYL VALYLGLYCINE, HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL, PISUM SATIVUM (PEA) EXTRACT, RETINYL PALMITATE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, POLYCAPROLACTONE, SOLUBLE COLLAGEN, SODIUM HYALURONATE; MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE, IRON OXIDES, MICA

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