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Data available:
 
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Data last updated:
July 2013

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GK Hair CurlsDefineHer Curl Defining Cream (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed GK Hair CurlsDefineHer Curl Defining Cream (old 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 GK Hair CurlsDefineHer Curl Defining Cream (old formulation) is 6.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
ACRYLAMIDE/ SODIUM ACRYLATE COPOLYMERMultiple, additive exposure sources, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: None
POLYSORBATE-80Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
MINERAL OIL
PARAFINUM LIQUIDUM
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: Fair
OLETH-10Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
KERATINUse restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMERUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: None
COCOYL SARCOSINEEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCOYL COLLAGEN AMINO ACIDNone Identified
Data: None
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM ACIDNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANSNone Identified
Data: None
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERETH-26None Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
LINOLENIC ACIDOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
LINOLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ISOPROPYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
SULFURIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
TRIDECETH-6Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ACETAMIDE MEAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (ACETAMIDE MEA)
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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