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October 2012

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L'Oreal Studio Line Silky Curls Strong Hold Gel for Definition & Shine

EWG scientists reviewed L'Oreal Studio Line Silky Curls Strong Hold Gel for Definition & Shine 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 L'Oreal Studio Line Silky Curls Strong Hold Gel for Definition & Shine is 6.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
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
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
LIMONENEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TRIETHANOLAMINEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
LINALOOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ALCOHOL DENATUREDEnhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG/ PPG-22/ 24 DIMETHICONEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
OLETH-20Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
Data: None
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-11None Identified
Data: None
PVPOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
Data: None
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