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NYX Waterproof Mascara

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the NYX Waterproof Mascara product label collected on March 27, 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 NYX Waterproof Mascara is 5.

Data last updated: March 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Good

• Cancer (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)

Fair

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

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT OIL
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

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

Fair

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

Fair
BHT

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS
Appeared as: CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288)

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

None

Robust

None

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

None

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Fair
CI 75470
Appeared as: CARMINE (CI 75470)

Limited
ULTRAMARINES
Appeared as: ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)

• Use restrictions (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
FERRIC FERROCYANIDE
Appeared as: FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510)

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

Limited
MANGANESE VIOLET
Appeared as: MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742)

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

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

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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:

ISODODECANE, BEESWAX, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, WATER, ALLYL STEARATE/VA COPOLYMER, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN WAX, PARAFFIN, ALCOHOL DENAT., POLYVINYL LAURATE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, TALC, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL, ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL, PEG-30 GLYCERYL STEARATE, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL, SILICA, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL, CITRIC ACID, ETHYLENEDIAMINE/STEARYL DIMER DILINOLEATE COPOLYMER, BHT, PROPYL GALLATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN. MAY CONTAIN (+/-): CARMINE (CI 75470), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), MICA.

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