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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

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CoverGirl Lash Blast Active Mascara, 805 Black Noir (2018 formulation)

CoverGirl Lash Blast Active Mascara, 805 Black Noir (2018 formulation)

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Mascara

BRAND

CoverGirl

DATA LAST UPDATED

September 2018

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioningagent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
POLYSORBATE-20
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
LAURETH-30
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM LAURETH-12 SULFATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
AMMONIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, binding, film forming, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
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Ingredient score: 02
ETHYLENE/ ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, opacifying
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
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Ingredient score: 02
STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) film former
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
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Ingredient score: 02
HECTORITE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, viscosityincreasing agent - aqueous, bulking, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
HYDROLYZED KERATIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, nail conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, film forming, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CI 77499
Appeared as: +/-:IRON OXIDES .] (CI 77491; CI 77492; CI 77499)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA/BEESWAX/CIRE D'ABEILLE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, epilating agent, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, film forming, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
VP/ EICOSENE COPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, binding, film forming, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA/COPERNICIA CERIFERA WAX/CIRE DE CARNAUBA (CARNAUBA)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) epilating agent, depilatory
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Ingredient score: 01
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, opacifying agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent;surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, masking, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming, antimicrobial, astringent, masking, solvent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
STEARIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - emulsifying agentsurfactant-cleansing agent is included as a function for the soap form of stearic acid., cleansing, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, masking, refatting, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM DECETH-6 SULFOSUCCINATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, surfactant - hydrotrope, cleansing, foam boosting, hydrotrope, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTHENOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
AMINOMETHYL PROPANEDIOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)
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Ingredient score: 01
C11-15 PARETH-40
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent, cleansing, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATES (C11-15) SECONDARY
Appeared as: C11-15 PARETH-7
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, stabilising, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN (DERIVED FROM FISH)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, nail conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, emollient, film forming, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTOLACTONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, humectant
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM SULFATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, bulking, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, CERA ALBA/BEESWAX/CIRE D'ABEILLE, AMMONIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA/COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CIRE DE CARNAUBA, CETYL ALCOHOL, POLYSORBATE 20, ETHYLENE/ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER, ALCOHOL DENAT., POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES, STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, STEARIC ACID, PHENOXYETHANOL, DISODIUM DECETH-6 SULFOSUCCINATE, PANTHENOL, AMINOMETHYL PROPANEDIOL, HECTORITE, LAURETH-30, C11-15 PARETH-40, C11-15 PARETH-7, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL, DISODIUM EDTA, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SODIUM LAURETH-12 SULFATE, HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN (DERIVED FROM FISH), PANTOLACTONE, HYDROLYZED KERATIN, SODIUM SULFATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE [MAY CONTAIN+/-:IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).]

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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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