Welcome to my third week of #TuesdayTalk series addressing Chemicals of Concern in our cosmetics and skincare.
There are lots of options out there for Mascara and Eyeliner. Please be mindful when reading the labels. One brand you can trust is Beautycounter. Learn more about Carbon Black below.
Carbon black is a dark black powder used as a pigment in cosmetics such as eyeliner, mascara and lipstick. It is produced by incomplete combustion of carbon-based products such as coal tar, and has been linked to increased incidence of cancer and negative effects on organs.
FOUND IN: Eyeliner, mascara, nail polish, eye shadow, brush-on-brow, lipstick, blushers, rouge, makeup, and foundation
WHAT TO LOOK FOR ON THE LABEL: Carbon black, D & C Black No. 2, acetylene black, channel black, furnace black, lamp black, and thermal black
WHAT IS CARBON BLACK? Carbon black is the product of incomplete combustion of carbon-containing materials.
HEALTH CONCERNS: Cancer (possible), Organ system toxicity…
VULNERABLE POPULATIONS: All people are vulnerable, but especially industrial workers and women.
REGULATIONS: Restricted in cosmetics in United States and EU.
HOW TO AVOID: Read labels and avoid cosmetics and personal care products containing carbon black, D & C Black No. 2, acetylene black, channel black, furnace black, lamp black, and thermal black.