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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2009

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Alterna HEMP with Organics Straightening Balm (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Alterna HEMP with Organics Straightening Balm (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 Alterna HEMP with Organics Straightening Balm (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
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG/ PPG-14/ 4 DIMETHICONEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
BROMELAINAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PAPAINAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ ZINC FERMENTOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: None
CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL
CANNABIS SATIVA SEED OIL
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ COPPER FERMENTOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: None
HYDROXYPROPYL GUAROrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
VP/ DMAPA ACRYLATES COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
GELLIDIELA ACEROSA EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
SARGASSUM FILIPENDULA (SARGASSUM WEED) EXTRACT
SARGASSUM FILIPENDULA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYPNEA MUSCIFORMIS (HYPNEACEAE) EXTRACT
HYPNEA MUSCIFORMIS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CINNAMIDOPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDENone Identified
Data: None
CETYLDIMETHYLAMINE HYDROLYZED HEMPSEEDATENone Identified
Data: None
WASABIA JAPONICA (JAPANESE HORSERADISH) ROOT EXTRACT
WASABIA JAPONICA ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASENone Identified
Data: Fair
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
CUCUMIS SATIVUS FRUIT EXTRACT (CUCUMBER)
None Identified
Data: Fair
MELANINNone Identified
Data: Fair
FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL)
FOENICULUM VULGARE SEED EXTRACT (FENNEL)
None Identified
Data: Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) FRUIT EXTRACT
PERSEA GRATISSIMA FRUIT EXTRACT (AVOCADO)
None Identified
Data: Limited
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON FRUIT EXTRACT (CRANBERRY)
None Identified
Data: Limited
LACTOFERRINNone Identified
Data: Fair
CORN OLIGOSACCHARIDESNone Identified
Data: None
PHOSPHOLIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Fair
ACETYL METHIONINENone Identified
Data: Limited
ACETYL SERINENone Identified
Data: Limited
AMINO ACYL TRNA SYNTHETASENone Identified
Data: Limited
COPPER LYSL OXIDASENone Identified
Data: None
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACT
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA ROOT EXTRACT (CARROT)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SILANETRIOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL (SUNFLOWER)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-10None Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ LYSATENone Identified
Data: None
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