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Almay Longwear & Waterproof Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Almay Longwear & Waterproof Gentle Eye Makeup Remover product label collected on January 16, 2020 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 Almay Longwear & Waterproof Gentle Eye Makeup Remover is 3.

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Data last updated: January 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Neurotoxicity
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited
FD&C RED NO. 40 (CI 16035)
Appeared as: RED 40

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Contamination concerns (MERCURY, 6-METHOXY-M-TOLUIDINE, ANILINE, and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

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

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

Fair
SULISOBENZONE
Appeared as: BENZOPHENONE-4

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA EAU)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

None

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM (MINERAL) HUILE MINERALE) OIL

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

Robust

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

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER
Appeared as: HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA WATER

Fair

None
SPIRAEA ULMARIA (MEADOWSWEET) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SPIRAEA ULMARIA EXTRACT

Limited
FOMES OFFICINALIS (TRUNK ROT) EXTRACT
Appeared as: FOMES OFFICINALIS (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT

None

Limited

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

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.

Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

AQUA (WATER) EAU), BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, DICAPRYLYL ETHER, CAPRYLYL METHICONE, ISOEICOSANE, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM (MINERAL OIL) HUILE MINERALE), SODIUM CHLORIDE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, PANTHENOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER, SODIUM HYALURONATE, SPIRAEA ULMARIA EXTRACT, FOMES OFFICINALIS (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANS, MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE, TROMETHAMINE, BENZOPHENONE-4, TRISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, DIAZOLIDINYL UREA, BLUE 1 (CI 42090), RED 40 (CI 16035).

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