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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

Limited

Blac Minerals Prefix Face Primer

CATEGORY

Makeup Primer

BRAND

BLAC Minerals

DATA LAST UPDATED

October 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 05
TRIETHANOLAMINE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, surfactant - emulsifying agent, buffering, emulsifying, masking, surfactant
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
CETEARETH-20
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
4-HYDROXYBENZOIC ACID
Appeared as: P-HYDROXY BENZOIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: WILDCRAFTED CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA)
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA)
Appeared as: GOTU KOLA
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
HORSETAIL (EQUISETUM ARVENSE)
Appeared as: HORSETAIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
GERANIUM MACRORRHIZUM HERB EXTRACT
Appeared as: GERANIUM
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
TARAXACUM OFFICINALE (DANDELION)
Appeared as: DANDELION
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ISOPROPYL PALMITATE
Appeared as: ISOPROPYL PALMITATE (PALM) OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, antistatic, binding, emollient, perfuming, skin conditioning, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
VEGETABLE GUM/ GLYCERIN EXTRACT
Appeared as: KOSHER VEGETABLE GLYCERIN
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, opacifying agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent;surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, masking, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
STEARIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - emulsifying agentsurfactant-cleansing agent is included as a function for the soap form of stearic acid., cleansing, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, masking, refatting, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasingagent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA)
Appeared as: CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA ENZYME)
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
PASSIFLORA EDULIS (PASSION FRUIT)
Appeared as: PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (PASSION FLOWER)
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosityincreasing agent - nonaqueous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA (MACADAMIA) NUT OIL
Appeared as: MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL (MACADAMIA NUT) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
ALEURITES MOLUCCANA (KUKUI) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ALEURITES MOLACCANA SEED (KUKUI NUT) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B5)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CARBOMER
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
COCOYL HONEYATE
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
LACTOBACILLUS/ LEMON PEEL FERMENT EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, anticaking agent, opacifying agent, slip modifier, viscosity increasing agent -aqueous, anticaking, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera), Organic Gotu Kola, Organic Horsetail, Organic Geranium, Organic Dandelion, Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera), Isopropyl Palmitate (Palm Oil), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Organic Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower Oil), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin Seed Oil), Carica Papaya (Papaya Enzyme), Organic Passiflora Incarnata (Passion flower), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ Oil), Persea Gratissima (Avocado Oil), Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil (Macadamia Nut Oil), Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Oil), Aleurites Molaccana Seed (Kukui Nut Oil), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Ceteareth-20, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, p-Hydroxy Benzoic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Wildcrafted Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea), Cocoyl Honeyate, Lactobacillus/Lemon Peel Ferment Extract, Citric Acid, Magnesium aluminum silicate

Product's animal testing policies

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Unknown

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

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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