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CoverGirl TruBlend Base Business Skin Primer, Pore Minimizing

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the CoverGirl TruBlend Base Business Skin Primer, Pore Minimizing product label collected on August 02, 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 CoverGirl TruBlend Base Business Skin Primer, Pore Minimizing is 8.

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Data last updated: August 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

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)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • 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

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

Good

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

Fair
OCTINOXATE
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE

• 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)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
LILIAL
Appeared as: BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

None

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

None

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (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)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

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)

Limited
CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN
Appeared as: CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN (CI 77289)

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

Robust

None

None

Fair

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) FRUIT JUICE
Appeared as: PUNICA GRANATUM FRUIT JUICE

None

Fair

Limited
PALMARIA PALMATA (DULSE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PALMARIA PALMATA EXTRACT

Fair

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

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

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

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

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

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

Fair
CI 75470
Appeared as: CARMINE (CI 75470)

Limited
ULTRAMARINES
Appeared as: ULTRAMARINES ] (CI 77007)

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE, TALC, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, DIMETHICONE/PEG-10/15 CROSSPOLYMER, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, LAURYL PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SILICA, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, LECITHIN, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, GLYCERIN, RETINYL PALMITATE, SORBIC ACID, HEXYL CINNAMAL, LIMONENE, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, LINALOOL, PANTHENOL, GERANIOL, TOCOPHEROL, CITRONELLOL, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, BHT, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PUNICA GRANATUM FRUIT JUICE, SAPPHIRE POWDER, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) JUICE, PALMARIA PALMATA EXTRACT, SODIUM HYALURONATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, PANTOLACTONE, [MAY CONTAIN +/-: MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN (CI 77289), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), CARMINE (CI 75470), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)].

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