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Physicians Formula Lash Boosting Mascara, Black

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Physicians Formula Lash Boosting Mascara, Black product label collected on October 23, 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 Physicians Formula Lash Boosting Mascara, Black is 1.

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Data last updated: October 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ORYZA SATIVA EXTRACT* (RICE)

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) GERM POWDER
Appeared as: ORYZA SATNA POWDER* (RICE)

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES . * INGREDIENTS FROM FARMING (CI 77499)

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

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT WATER
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS FRUIT WATER* (ORANGE)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Robust

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX CIRE D'ABEILLE*

Fair

Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: COPERNICIA CERIFERA WAX/CIRE DE CARNAUBA* (CARNAUBA)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERS
Appeared as: JOJOBA ESTERS

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

None
LEUCONOSTOC/ RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE
Appeared as: LAUDONOSTOGRADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA OIL* (SOYBEAN)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

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

None
SACCHAROMYCES FERMENT FILTRATE
Appeared as: SACCHAROMYCES/RON FERMENT

None

None

Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED PEROXIDASE
Appeared as: SOYBEAN PEROXIDASE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT*

• Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA LEAF EXTRACT* (OLIVE)

Fair
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMIS SATMUS FRUIT EXTRACT* (CUCUMBER)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT WATER*, GLYCERIN*, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, WATER, BEESWAX CIRE D'ABEILLE*, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) EXTRACT*, TAPIOCA STARCH*, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CIRE DE CARNAUBA*, ORYZA SATNA (RICE) POWDER*, JOJOBA ESTERS, STEARIC ACID, MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, YOGURT EXTRACT*, LAUDONOSTOGRADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, LEUCONOSTOC FERMENT FILTRATE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL*, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, SACCHAROMYCES/COPPER FERMENT, SACCHAROMYCES/RON FERMENT, SACCHAROMYCES/MAGNESIUM FERMENT, SACCHAROMYCES/SILICON FERMENT, SACCHAROMYCES/ZINC FERMENT, GLYCERIN, SOYBEAN PEROXIDASE, SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT*, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT*, CUCUMIS SATMUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT*, IRON OXIDES (CI 77499). * INGREDIENTS FROM ORGANIC FARMING

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