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Maybelline Volum'express the Colossal Big Shot Waterproof Mascara, 226 Very Black

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Maybelline Volum'express the Colossal Big Shot Waterproof Mascara, 226 Very Black product label collected on November 14, 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 Maybelline Volum'express the Colossal Big Shot Waterproof Mascara, 226 Very Black is 4.

Data last updated: November 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

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
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

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN WAX
Appeared as: RICE BRAN WAX

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: CI 77499/IRON OXIDES

• 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
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS
Appeared as: CI 77288/CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS

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

Limited
ISODODECANE
Appeared as: G684491 ISODODECANE

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

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA/BEESWAX

Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: CARNAUBA WAX

None

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)

Limited

None

Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX
Appeared as: CANDELILLA CERA/CANDELILA WAX

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
ULTRAMARINES
Appeared as: CI 77007/ULTRAMARINES

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

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE

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

Fair
CI 75470
Appeared as: CI 75470/CARMINE

Limited
MANGANESE VIOLET
Appeared as: CI 77742/MANGANESE VIOLET

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

Fair
FERRIC FERROCYANIDE
Appeared as: CI 77510/FERRIC FERROCYANIDE]

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

G684491 ISODODECANE, CERA ALBA/BEESWAX, CARNAUBA WAX, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, DILINOLEIC ACID/BUTANEDIOL COPOLYMER, WATER, ALLYL STEARATE/VA COPOLYMER, RICE BRAN WAX, PARAFFIN, ALCOHOL DENAT., POLYVINYL LAURATE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, TALC, SYNTHETIC BEESWAX, ETHYLENEDIAMINE/STEARYL DIMER DILINOLEATE COPOLYMER, PEG-30 GLYCERYL STEARATE, METHYLPARABEN, ETHYLPARABEN, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CANDELILLA CERA/CANDELILA WAX, PHENOXYETHANOL, SOLUBLE COLLAGEN, PANTHENOL, SILICA, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, TRISODIUM EDTA, POTASSUM SORBATE BHT. [+/- MAY CONTAIN: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/IRON OXIDES, CI 77007/ULTRAMARINES, CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE, MICA, CI 75470/CARMINE, CI 77288/CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS, CI 77742/MANGANESE VIOLET, CI 77510/FERRIC FERROCYANIDE]

Directions from packaging:

Step 1. Sweep the Big Shot brush from root to tip for dramatic volume. Step 2. Repeat to build even bigger volume. Step 3. Do not let mascara dry in between coats. Step 4. Easily remove mascara with Maybelline Expert Eyes® 100% Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover.

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