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Medusa's Make-up Loose Pigment Highlighter, Moonlight

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Medusa's Make-up Loose Pigment Highlighter, Moonlight product label collected on May 25, 2021 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 Medusa's Make-up Loose Pigment Highlighter, Moonlight is 9.

Data last updated: May 2021

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is HIGH

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Neurotoxicity
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Good

• Cancer (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)

Fair
CI 42090 (FD&C BLUE NO. 1 OR D&C BLUE NO. 4)
Appeared as: FD&C BLUE NO.1

• 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))

Fair
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: FD&C YELLOW NO.5

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair
CI 45380 (D&C RED NO. 21 OR 22)
Appeared as: D&C RED NO.21

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

Fair
CI 45410 (D&C RED NO. 27 OR 28)
Appeared as: D&C RED NO.27

• 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)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

None

Good

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

Fair
BHT

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

Good

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

Limited
CI 15850 (D&C RED NO. 6 OR 7)
Appeared as: D&C RED NO.6

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited
CI 15850 (D&C RED NO. 6 OR 7)
Appeared as: D&C RED NO.7

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair

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

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES,

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

Limited

Limited

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

Limited

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.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

TALC, MICA, MINERAL OIL, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, CALCIUM, STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, KAOLIN, POLYISOBUTENE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, PETROLATUM SORBITAN, SESQUIOLEATE, METHYLPARABEN PROPYLPARABEN, BHT, PIGMENT. May Contain: MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, IRON OXIDES,D&C RED NO.6, D&C RED NO.7, D&C RED NO.21, D&C RED NO.27, FD&C BLUE NO.1, FD&C YELLOW NO.5

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