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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
November 2014

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Nexxus Exxtra Gel Sculpting Gel, Superior Hold

EWG scientists reviewed Nexxus Exxtra Gel Sculpting Gel, Superior Hold 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 Nexxus Exxtra Gel Sculpting Gel, Superior Hold is 8.
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
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
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
TRIETHANOLAMINEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ALCOHOL DENATUREDEnhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATE-60Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
PPG-5-CETETH-20
PPG 6 CETETH 20
Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDEUse restrictions
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
COLLAGEN AMINO ACIDSOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
COLLAGENOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
PALMITIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
MYRISTIC ACIDData gaps, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) FLOUR LIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Limited
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: None
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) STEROLS
GLYCINE SOJA STEROL (SOYBEAN)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ALPHA GLUCAN OLIGOSACCHARIDENone Identified
Data: None
CERAMIDE 3None Identified
Data: Limited
POLYACRYLAMIDOMETHYLPROPANE SULFONIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED ELASTINNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL (AVOCADO)
None Identified
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