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Lancome L'Absolu Mademoiselle Lip Balm, 4, Dewy Orange

Lancome L'Absolu Mademoiselle Lip Balm, 4, Dewy Orange

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CATEGORY

Lip Balm

BRAND

Lancome

DATA LAST UPDATED

January 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    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: 01
DIISOSTEARYL MALATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, skin conditioning, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
PHENYL TRIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, antifoaming, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SYNTHETIC WAX
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, antistatic, binding, emollient, emulsion stabilising, masking, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
CETYL DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, antimicrobial, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
OCTYLDODECANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
PHYTOSTERYL MACADAMIATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
DIISOPROPYL DIMER DILINOLEATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX EXTRACT
Appeared as: EUPHORBIA CERIFERA CERA EXTRACT/CANDELILLA WAX EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, binding, film forming
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYETHYLENE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, adhesive, binder, bulking agent, emulsion stabilizer, film former, oral careagent, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, film forming, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAETHYLHEXANOATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) binder, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) binder, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PENTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYGLYCERYL-2 ISOSTEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PARAFFIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Appeared as: CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, bulking agent, emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent, astringent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 05
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA OIL/PEPPERMINT OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
TIN OXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, bulking agent, opacifying agent, bulking, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
HEXADECENE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, viscosity decreasing agent
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Ingredient score: 02
CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) bulking agent, bulking
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) bulking agent, bulking
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, suspending agent- nonsurfactant, anticaking, opacifying
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
CI 77120
Appeared as: BARIUM SULFATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) opacifying agent, cosmetic colorant, opacifying
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
ALUMINA
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, absorbent, anticaking, bulking, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) opacifying agent, skin protectant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
MAGNESIUM SILICATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, slip modifier, viscosityincreasing agent - aqueous, anticaking, bulking, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 06
ROSIN
Appeared as: COLOPHONIUM/ROSIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, epilating agent, film former, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, film forming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioningagent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC GLYCERIDES
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) bulking agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, bulking, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHYL MENTHANE CARBOXAMIDE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, tonic
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Ingredient score: 02
TOCOPHEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 02
TETRADIBUTYL PENTAERITHRITYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE
Appeared as: PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
LINALOOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, deodorant, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 06
LIMONENE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM/FRAGRANCE.
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
CI 15850 (D&C RED NO. 6 OR 7)
Appeared as: CI 15850/RED 7
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredient score: 01
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: MAY CONTAIN:
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying agent, sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 (CI 15985)
Appeared as: CI 15985/YELLOW 6 LAKE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredient score: 03
CI 15850 (D&C RED NO. 6 OR 7)
Appeared as: CI 15850/RED 7 LAKE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredient score: 05
D&C RED NO. 33 (CI 17200) LAKE
Appeared as: CI 17200/RED 33 LAKE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE)
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Ingredient score: 05
CI 45380 (D&C RED NO. 21 OR 22) LAKE
Appeared as: CI 45380/RED 22 LAKE
Data Availability: None
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 05
CI 45410 (D&C RED NO. 27 OR 28) LAKE
Appeared as: CI 45410/RED 28 LAKE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CI 75470
Appeared as: CI 75470/CARMINE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, fragrance ingredient
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Ingredient score: 03
CI 77499
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
CI 77499
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
CI 77499
Appeared as: CI 77499/IRON OXIDES
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
MANGANESE VIOLET
Appeared as: CI 77742/MANGANESE VIOLET
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying agent, sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
MICA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
CI 15850 (D&C RED NO. 6 OR 7)
Appeared as: CI 15850/RED 6
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredient score: 06
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140) LAKE
Appeared as: CI 19140/YELLOW 5 LAKE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredient score: 08
CI 42090 (FD&C BLUE NO. 1 OR D&C BLUE NO. 4) ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: CI 42090/BLUE 1 LAKE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• 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))
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Ingredients from packaging:

Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Cetyl Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Octyldodecanol,Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera Extract/candelilla wax extract, polyethylene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate, Paraffin, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax, Rosa Canina Flower Extract, Mentha Piperita Oil/peppermint oil, Tin Oxide, Aqua/Water, Hexadecene, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Barium Sulfate, Alumina, Aluminum Hydroxide, Magnesium Silicate, Colophonium/Rosin, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxypropyl Tetrahydropyrantriol, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ethyl Menthanecarboxamide, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Linalool, Limonene, Parfum/Fragrance. [+/- May Contaici 15850/Red 7, Ci 15850/Red 7 Lake,Ci 15985/Yellow 6 Lake, Ci 17200/Red 33 Lake, Ci 45380/Red 22 Lake, Ci 45410/Red 28 Lake, Ci 75470/Carmine, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Ci 77742/Manganese Violet, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Ci 15850/Red 6, Ci 19140/Yellow 5 Lake, Ci 42090/Blue 1 Lake]

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