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Product score: 03

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Smashbox Photo Finish Correct Anti Redness Primer

Smashbox Photo Finish Correct Anti Redness Primer

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Makeup Primer

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Smashbox

DATA LAST UPDATED

October 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    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
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
DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, antifoaming, emollient, skin conditioning, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-8 DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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: 03
BHT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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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
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
ACRYLAMIDE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE COPOLYMER
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, emulsion stabilising, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
TIN OXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, bulking agent, opacifying agent, bulking, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS
Appeared as: CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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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: 02
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77492)
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: WATERAQUAEAU
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
VINYL DIMETHICONE/ METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
METHYL TRIMETHICONE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscositydecreasing agent, humectant, masking, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
DIMETHICONE/ VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (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 • Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYETHYL UREA
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ALGAE/ SEAWEED/ KELP EXTRACT (SPECIES UNSPECIFIED)
Appeared as: ALGAE EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
ROSA HYBRID FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
FUSCOPORIA OBLIQUA EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant
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Ingredient score: 01
LYCIUM CHINENSE FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
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Ingredient score: 01
LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
VACCINIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (BLUEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, astringent
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Ingredient score: 01
PORIA COCOS SCLEROTIUM EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent, astringent
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Ingredient score: 01
CAFFEINE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
YEAST EXTRACT
Appeared as: YEAST EXTRACTFAEXEXTRAIT DE LEVURE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SORBITOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, plasticiser, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM POLYASPARTATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTETHINE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, emollient, hair conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
TREHALOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, humectant, moisturising
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM HYALURONATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ISOHEXADECANE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, solvent, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ISOPROPYL ISOSTEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, binding, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PPG-15 STEARYL ETHER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYGLYCERYL-3 DISILOXANE DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifyingagent, surfactant - solubilizing agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - cleansingagent, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent, viscosity increasing agent -aqueous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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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
AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/ VP COPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 01
CELLULOSE
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, bulking agent, slip modifier, bulking, opacifying, viscosity controlling
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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
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, binding
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Ingredient score: 01
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)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)
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: 01
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE
Appeared as: BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
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Ingredients from packaging:

WATERAQUAEAU, DIMETHICONE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, METHYL TRIMETHICONE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, GLYCERIN, SILICA, HYDROXYETHYL UREA, ALGAE EXTRACT, ROSA HYBRID FLOWER EXTRACT, FUSCOPORIA OBLIQUA EXTRACT, LYCIUM CHINENSE FRUIT EXTRACT, LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT, VACCINIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (BLUEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT, VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT, PORIA COCOS SCLEROTIUM EXTRACT, CAFFEINE, YEAST EXTRACTFAEXEXTRAIT DE LEVURE, SORBITOL, SODIUM POLYASPARTATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PANTETHINE, TREHALOSE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ISOHEXADECANE, ISOPROPYL ISOSTEARATE, PPG-15 STEARYL ETHER, PEG-8 DIMETHICONE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 DISILOXANE DIMETHICONE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER, ACRYLAMIDE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE COPOLYMER, POLYSORBATE 80, DISODIUM EDTA, TIN OXIDE, CELLULOSE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, TOCOPHEROL, BHT, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288), MICA, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492)

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.

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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