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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2009

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Nad's Smoothing Hair Removal Gel (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Nad's Smoothing Hair Removal Gel (2009 formulation) for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Nad's Smoothing Hair Removal Gel (2009 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CALCIUM THIOGLYCOLATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
TOCOPHEROL ACETATE
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
PEG-8Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM THIOGLYCOLATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CASTOR OIL
RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL (CASTOR)
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
ACRYLATES/ STEARETH-20 METHACRYLATE COPOLYMERContamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE), Use restrictions
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PVM/ MA DECADIENE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
IMPERATA CYLINDRICA ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILData gaps
Data: Limited
PRUNUS PERSICA (PEACH) KERNEL OIL
PRUNUS PERSICA KERNEL OIL (PEACH)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER EXTRACT (CHAMOMILE)
Enhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer