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Data last updated:
November 2014

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Biotera Styling Mousse, Firm Hold (2014 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Biotera Styling Mousse, Firm Hold (2014 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 Biotera Styling Mousse, Firm Hold (2014 formulation) is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
DIETHANOLAMINEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Occupational hazards, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
LILIAL
BUTYLPHENYL METHLYPROPRIONAL
Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
COCAMIDE DEAUse restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
HYDROXYCITRONELLALAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Cancer, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
COUMARINUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Miscellaneous
Data: Fair
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology, Cancer
Data: Limited
LIMONENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Good
ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
HEXYL CINNAMALUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
LINALOOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PEG/ PPG-17/ 18 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
LAURETH-23Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
SULISOBENZONE
BENZOPHENONE 4
Enhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ARNICA MONTANA (MONTANA FLOWER) EXTRACT
Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATENone Identified
Data: None
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SARGASSUM FILIPENDULA (SARGASSUM WEED) EXTRACT
SARGASSUM FILIPENDULA EXTRACT (ALGAE)
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYPNEA MUSCIFORMIS (HYPNEACEAE) EXTRACT
HYPNEA MUSCIFORMIS EXTRACT (ALGAE)
None Identified
Data: Limited
GELLIDIELA ACEROSA EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
CUCUMIS SATIVA (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT (CUCUMBER)
None Identified
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-4None Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROFLUOROCARBON 152AOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
VP/ DIMETHYLAMINOETHYLMETHACRYLATE COPOLYMERUse restrictions
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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