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Product score: 04

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Almay Skin Perfecting Healthy Biome Makeup Sunscreen, 130 Medium, SPF 25

Almay Skin Perfecting Healthy Biome Makeup Sunscreen, 130 Medium, SPF 25

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Almay

DATA LAST UPDATED

January 2021

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: 04
HOMOSALATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber, skin conditioning, uv absorber, uv filter
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID and TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)
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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
OCTISALATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber, uv absorber, uv filter
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
OCTOCRYLENE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber, uv absorber, uv filter
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, solvent, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, skin conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
POLYSORBATE-80
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizingagent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Data Availability: Good
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM)
Appeared as: ZINC OXIDE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
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)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
HYDROGENATED LECITHIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, suspending agent- nonsurfactant, emulsifying, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 02
TETRASODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
CI 77499
Appeared as: 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: 02
CI 77499
Appeared as: 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: 02
CI 77499
Appeared as: 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
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, antifoaming, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ISODODECANE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, solvent, emollient, perfuming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
MAGNESIUM SULFATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) bulking agent, bulking, hair conditioning, viscosity controlling
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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 • Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALPHA-GLUCAN OLIGOSACCHARIDE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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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
CETYL PALMITATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, masking, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) suspending agent - nonsurfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
MALTODEXTRIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, hair conditioning agent;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
OPHIOPOGON JAPONICUS ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin conditioning, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-10
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE
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
POLYMNIA SONCHIFOLIA ROOT JUICE
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
PROPYLENE CARBONATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
SIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent
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Ingredient score: 01
SORBITAN STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, binding
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Ingredient score: 01
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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Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Homosalate 5.0%, Octisalate 5.0%, Octocrylene 5.0%, TITANIUM DIOXIDE 5.8%, ZINC OXIDE 3.94%; Inactive Ingredients: AQUA/WATER/EAU, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, GLYCERIN, ISODODECANE, ALUMINA, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, SILICA, ALPHA-GLUCAN OLIGOSACCHARIDE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CETYL PALMITATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, LACTOBACILLUS, MALTODEXTRIN, OPHIOPOGON JAPONICUS ROOT EXTRACT, PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-10, POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE, POLYMNIA SONCHIFOLIA ROOT JUICE, POLYSORBATE 80, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, SIMETHICONE, SORBITAN STEARATE, TETRASODIUM EDTA, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, PHENOXYETHANOL. MAY CONTAIN [+/-: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)].

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.

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.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

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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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