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Almay Clear Complexion Concealer, 200 Light/Medium

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Almay Clear Complexion Concealer, 200 Light/Medium 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 Clear Complexion Concealer, 200 Light/Medium is 4.

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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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

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
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
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)

Good

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

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

Fair

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

None

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good

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

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491

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

Fair

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU

Limited

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair
ZINC OXIDE
Appeared as: ZINC OXIDE (NANO)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (NANO)

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

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Robust

Limited

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

Limited
CENTAUREA CYANUS (CORNFLOWER) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CENTAUREA CYANUS FLOWER EXTRACT

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

None

None

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited

None

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Limited

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

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: SALICYLIC ACID 2.0%; Inactive Ingredients: AQUA/WATER/EAU, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE, BORON NITRIDE, ZINC OXIDE (NANO), TRIBEHENIN, TRISILOXANE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, PEG/PPG-18/18 DIMETHICONE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (NANO), TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN, ALUMINA, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, NYLON-12, POLYETHYLENE, POLYISOBUTENE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, CENTAUREA CYANUS FLOWER EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, FOMES OFFICINALIS (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE, HYDROGENATED PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE, LECITHIN, LYSOLECITHIN, MALTODEXTRIN, METHICONE, METHOXY AMODIMETHICONE/SILSESQUIOXANE COPOLYMER, METHYLSALICYLATYL GLYCYRRHETINATE, PANTHENOL, PANTHENYL ETHYL ETHER, PHYTANTRIOL, SILICA, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, SPIRAEA ULMARIA EXTRACT, TETRASODIUM EDTA, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, ETHYLPARABEN, METHYLPARABEN, PHENOXYETHANOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE MAY CONTAIN: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

Directions from packaging:

Cleanse skin thoroughly before applying medication. Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer 1 to 3 times a day. Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with 1 application daily, then gradually increase 2 or 3 times daily if needed or as directed by doctor. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. When using this product using other topical acne medications at the same time or immediately following use of this product may increase dryness or irritation of the skin. If this occurs, only one medication should be used unless directed by a doctor. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, flush thoroughly with water. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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