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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
November 2014

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Nexxus Maxximum Finishing Spray, Superior Hold

EWG scientists reviewed Nexxus Maxximum Finishing Spray, 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 Maxximum Finishing Spray, Superior Hold is 9.
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
LILIAL
BUTYLPHENYL METHLYPROPRIONAL
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BENZYL SALICYLATEEcotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
HYDROXYCITRONELLALAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
EUGENOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
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
LINALOOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
HEXYL CINNAMALAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRONELLOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LYRAL
HYDROXYISOHEXL 3 CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALCOHOL DENATUREDEnhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PEG-12 DIMETHICONEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
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
ETHYL ESTER OF PVM/ MA COPOLYMERUse restrictions
Data: None
AMINOMETHYL PROPANOLEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, OXAZOLIDINE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use 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
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
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) FLOUR LIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Limited
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: None
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) STEROLSNone Identified
Data: Limited
ALPHA GLUCAN OLIGOSACCHARIDENone Identified
Data: None
CERAMIDE 3None Identified
Data: Limited
TRIETHYL CITRATENone Identified
Data: Fair
DIISOPROPYL ADIPATE
DISOPROPYL ADIPATE
None Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OILNone 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