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Almay Thick is In Thickening Mascara, 403 Black Brown (2018 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Almay Thick is In Thickening Mascara, 403 Black Brown (2018 formulation) product label collected on March 06, 2018 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 Almay Thick is In Thickening Mascara, 403 Black Brown (2018 formulation) is 3.

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Data last updated: March 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Contamination concerns (3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE and ETHYLENE CHLOROHYDRIN)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: 77492

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: 77499)]

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA ( EAU) (WATER)

None

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA ( CIRE D'ABEILLE) (BEESWAX)

Fair
POLYVINYLPOLYPYRROLIDONE
Appeared as: PVP

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: CERA CARNAUBA ((COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA)) CIRE DE CARNAUBA) WAX

Limited

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Limited

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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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:

AQUA ((WATER) EAU), PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRASTEARATE, CERA ALBA ((BEESWAX) CIRE D'ABEILLE), PVP, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, OZOKERITE, POLYBUTENE, OLEIC ACID, TROMETHAMINE, CERA CARNAUBA ((COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX) CIRE DE CARNAUBA), SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, PANTHENOL, MALTODEXTRIN, SIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, QUATERNIUM-22, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, METHYLPARABEN, ETHYLPARABEN. MAY CONTAIN [+/-: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, 77492, 77499)].

Directions from packaging:

Press the wand into the base of your lashes and wiggle it to darken the lash lines, which makes your fringe look fuller Sweep upward, pulling through the tips, using as many coats as you like for your desired effect.

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