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Product score: 04

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Clinique Acne Solutions Powder Makeup

Clinique Acne Solutions Powder Makeup

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Facial Powder
Foundation

BRAND

Clinique

DATA LAST UPDATED

December 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    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: 07
CI 42090 (FD&C BLUE NO. 1 OR D&C BLUE NO. 4) ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • 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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Ingredient score: 05
TALC
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, skin protectant;slip modifier, anticaking, bulking, opacifying, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Cancer (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)
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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
SALICYLIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) antiacne agent, antidandruff agent, corn/callus/wart remover, denaturant, exfoliant;fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antidandruff, hair conditioning, keratolytic, masking, preservative, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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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: 03
CHLORPHENESIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic biocide, antimicrobial, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
CI 15850 (D&C RED NO. 6 OR 7) LAKE
Appeared as: RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850)
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredient score: 02
ZINC STEARATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) anticaking agent, colorant, slip modifier, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, anticaking, cosmetic colorant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (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
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
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
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 77491)
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 (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: 02
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (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: 01
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH
Appeared as: ZEA MAYS STARCH (CORN)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, skin protectant, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) film former, film forming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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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
CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
OCTYLDODECYL LACTATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient
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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
SUCROSE
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, humectant, skin conditioning, soothing
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Ingredient score: 01
LAURYL PCA
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
LAUROYL LYSINE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
DIMETHICONOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, antifoaming, emollient, moisturising
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Ingredient score: 01
NYLON-12
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) bulking agent, opacifying agent, bulking, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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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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Ingredient score: 01
CI 75470
Appeared as: CARMINE (CI 75470)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, fragrance ingredient
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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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Ingredients from packaging:

TALC, DIMETHICONE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, SILICA, ZINC STEARATE, CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, OCTYLDODECYL LACTATE, SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, SUCROSE, LAURYL PCA, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, LAUROYL LYSINE, DIMETHICONOL, NYLON-12, POTASSIUM SORBATE, TETRASODIUM EDTA, BHT, CHLORPHENESIN, [+/- MICA, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), CARMINE (CI 75470), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), 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.

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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