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Health Concerns of Ingredients:
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Ingredients Used by e.l.f.

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
FRAGRANCE9 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
OXYBENZONE6 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)7 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
SILICA, CRYSTALLINE (QUARTZ)1 productsNone Identified
Data: Robust
OCTINOXATE7 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TALC4 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)
Data: Good
TRIETHANOLAMINE1 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
OCTISALATE7 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOL10 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONE6 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONE PEG 10/ 15 CROSSPOLYMER4 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PPG-1-PEG-9 LAURYL GLYCOL ETHER2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
LAURYL PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE4 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-100 STEARATE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
STEARETH-21 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE7 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE5 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE2 productsOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
FD&C RED 401 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
FD&C YELLOW 51 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
STEARETH-211 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE7 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
OCTOCRYLENE5 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
UREA1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Good
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT3 productsUse restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL3 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ALUMINA2 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
BETA CAROTENE4 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
QUATERNIUM-18 BENTONITE2 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CYCLOHEXASILOXANE2 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TIN OXIDE1 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
ZINC STEARATE2 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDES6 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MICA3 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUS7 productsNone Identified
Data: Good
GLYCERIN6 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
TROMETHAMINE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
AVOBENZONE1 productsUse restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) SEED EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CHRYSANTHEMUM INDICUM EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACT4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONE/ VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POLYQUATERNIUM-511 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL/ CHOLESTERYL PHOSPHATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE6 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
VP/ HEXADECENE COPOLYMER6 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) WATER1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/POLYTRIMETHYL SILOXYMETHACRYLATE COPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE4 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITAN OLIVATE3 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE7 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CYCLODEXTRIN1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OIL4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PHENYLETHYL BENZOATE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: None
SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TREHALOSE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUM1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
COFFEA ARABICA (ARABIAN COFFEE) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)4 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL9 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOL1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ETHOXYDIGLYCOL1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL4 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
NIACINAMIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PHENYL TRIMETHICONE4 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATE3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
TRIACETIN1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOL4 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
BISABOLOL7 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTA8 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN8 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE CARBONATE4 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACID1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE4 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
CETEARYL OLIVATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
COCETH-72 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
ISODODECANE4 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
SODIUM PCA1 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
SODIUM CHLORIDE6 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER10 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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