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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Palmer's Olive Oil Formula Edge Hold Hair Gel, Super Control

EWG scientists reviewed Palmer's Olive Oil Formula Edge Hold Hair Gel, Super Control 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 Palmer's Olive Oil Formula Edge Hold Hair Gel, Super Control is 6.
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
CETEARETH-20Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BENZYL SALICYLATEEcotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LINALOOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATEEnhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
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
FD&C YELLOW 5
YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C RED 4
RED 4 (CI 14700)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C BLUE 1
BLUE 1 (CI 42090)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLIONONEEcotoxicology, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
HYSSOPUS OFFICINALIS EXTRACT
HYSSOP OFFICINALIS EXTRACT
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: None
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEINAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL
None 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