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

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Biotera Styling Firm Hold Hair Spray (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Biotera Styling Firm Hold Hair Spray (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 Biotera Styling Firm Hold Hair Spray (2009 formulation) is 10.
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
HYDROXYCITRONELLALAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
COUMARINCancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OCTINOXATE
ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
LIMONENEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BUTANEMultiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BUTADIENE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
LINALOOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
HEXYL CINNAMALAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SD ALCOHOL 1
ALCOHOL DENAT.
Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
AMINOMETHYL PROPANOLEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, OXAZOLIDINE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTISALATE
ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PPG-26-BUTETH-26Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (BUTYL ALCOHOL), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
AVOBENZONE
BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
HYDROFLUOROCARBON 152AOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACT
URTICA DIOICA EXTRACT (NETTLE)
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 SATIVUS FRUIT EXTRACT (CUCUMBER)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SARGASSUM FILIPENDULA (SARGASSUM WEED) EXTRACT
SARGASSUM FILIPENDULA EXTRACT (ALGAE)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
VA CROTONATES/ VINYL NEODECANOATE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
AMMONIUM BENZOATENone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
TRIETHYL CITRATENone Identified
Data: Fair
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