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e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation, Natural, SPF 15

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG scientists reviewed the e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation, Natural, SPF 15 product label collected on April 24, 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 e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation, Natural, SPF 15 is 4.

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Data last updated: April 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)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • 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
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

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)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: RED IRON OXIDE (CI 77491)

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

None

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

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

Limited

None

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

None

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER (AQUA), DIMETHICONE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ISODODECANE, GLYCERIN, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, TRIDECYL TRIMELLITATE, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, BORON NITRIDE, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, MAGNESIUM PALMITATE, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, PEG/PPG15/15 DIMETHICONE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), SILICA MAY CONTAIN: RED IRON OXIDE (CI 77491), YELLOW IRON OXIDE (CI 77492), BLACK IRON OXIDE (CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

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