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Ingredients Used by Almay

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABEN1 productsUse restrictions, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)2 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
OCTINOXATE2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
D&C BLACK 21 productsUse restrictions, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Robust
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
POLYACRYLAMIDE2 productsUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABEN4 productsEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABEN4 productsEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOL4 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
QUATERNIUM-221 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Contamination concerns (3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, ETHYLENE CHLOROHYDRIN)
Data: Limited
PEG-81 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-203 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATE-801 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAURETH-12 SULFATE1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
STEARETH-22 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
LECITHIN2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
POTASSIUM SORBATE1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
LAURETH-72 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 51 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
STEARETH-212 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE2 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
FD&C BLUE 11 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) JUICE1 productsUse restrictions, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAURETH-11 CARBOXYLATE1 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
ALUMINA2 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
EDTA1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDES3 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ETHANOL1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MICA2 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ACRYLATES COPOLYMER1 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: Limited
GLYCERIN4 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
TROMETHAMINE3 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACID1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANS2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
MORUS BOMBYCIS (KUWA) ROOT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SAXIFRAGA SARMENTOSA (SAXIFRAGA STOLONIFERA) EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMETHICONE3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
BIOTINOYL TRIPEPTIDE-11 productsNone Identified
Data: None
1,2-HEXANEDIOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE1 productsData gaps
Data: Limited
METHICONE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OZOKERITE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
BORON NITRIDE2 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
MALTODEXTRIN1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
TRIDECYL TRIMELLITATE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: None
XANTHAN GUM2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM LIGNOSULFONATE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
BEESWAX1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE SE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ISOSTEARIC ACID2 productsEcotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Limited
ISOTRIDECYL ISONONANOATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
NIACINAMIDE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
OLEIC ACID1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
PANTHENOL2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRASTEARATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PHENYL TRIMETHICONE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL STEARATE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITAN LAURATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOL4 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
POLYBUTENE1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Limited
POLYVINYL ALCOHOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL LAURATE2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps
Data: Limited
PVP2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TRISODIUM EDTA1 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACID2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE2 productsUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
SODIUM CHLORIDE1 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
SUCROSE1 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER5 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust

* Product counts only include current formulations sold by this brand. The brand may have other discontinued formulations that use this ingredient. Clicking on the link "X products" will identify all product formulations by this brand that have used the ingredient.



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