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Neutrogena Intense Gel Eyeliner, Dark Brown 30

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Neutrogena Intense Gel Eyeliner, Dark Brown 30 product label collected on October 29, 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 Neutrogena Intense Gel Eyeliner, Dark Brown 30 is 3.

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Data last updated: October 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Robust
D&C BLACK NO. 2 (CI 77266)
Appeared as: BLACK 2

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

None

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Appeared as: MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

Good

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA: Companies That Do Test on Animals

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

METHYL TRIMETHICONE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, POLYETHYLENE, ISOHEXADECANE, PARAFFIN, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE, ACRYLATES/STEARYL ACRYLATE/DIMETHICONE METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, IRON OXIDES MAY CONTAIN: BLACK 2, TITANIUM DIOXIDE

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