Subject: Re:MAC Response to Case No.44528
Dear Ms. Canalily,
We are in receipt of your recent correspondence.
As requested, please find below the ingredient listing for the Studio Moisture Tint SPF15, for your perusal.
INGREDIENTS: WATER\AQUA\EAU  CYCLOPENTASILOXANE  BUTYLENE GLYCOL  ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE  STEARETH-21  GLYCERYL STEARATE  DIMETHICONE  ISOSTEARIC ACID  TROMETHAMINE  TOCOPHERYL ACETATE  LECITHIN  CHOLESTEROL  ASCORBYL PALMITATE  SODIUM HYALURONATE  CAFFEINE  ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF WATER  HYDROGENATED LECITHIN  SUCROSE  SORBITOL  SILICA  MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE  TREHALOSE  CARBOMER  STEARETH-2  CELLULOSE GUM  PVP  PALMITOYL OLIGOPEPTIDE  GLYCERYL POLYMETHACRYLATE  METHYLDIHYDROJASMONATE  XANTHAN GUM  CAPRYLYL GLYCOL  STEARIC ACID  SODIUM CITRATE  PEG-8  GLYCERIN  DISODIUM EDTA  HEXYLENE GLYCOL  BHT  PHENOXYETHANOL  CHLORPHENESIN  CHLOROXYLENOL  [+/- MICA  IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)  TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)]
Please be assured of our best attention.
Consumer Care Centre
Global Consumer Communications
I am pleased to find that this product contains relatively few suspect carcinogenic or endocrine disrupting ingredients. Surely it would be a simple thing for the MAC boffins to find safe alternatives for the sunscreen Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (a.k.a. Octinoxate), the skin conditioner Tocopheryl Acetate, the solvent PEG-8, the masking agent BHT, the preservative Phenoxyethanol and a few other odds and sods? They would then reap the benefit of being able to market an undeniably safe product and thereby enjoy the eternal gratitude of the likes of you and me.