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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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ALTERNA TEN Hair Spray

EWG scientists reviewed ALTERNA TEN Hair Spray 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 ALTERNA TEN Hair Spray is 8.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A ACETATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SD ALCOHOL 40Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (BRUCINE, T-BUTYL ALCOHOL, BRUCINE SULFATE, QUASSIN), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PEG-75 LANOLINData gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
BROMELAIN
BROMELIAN
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PAPAINAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ ZINC FERMENTOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: None
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ARNICA MONTANA (MONTANA FLOWER) EXTRACT
Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
CYCLOMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
LAURYL PYRROLIDONE
LAURYL PYROLIDONE
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Fair
ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA ROOT EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
HYDROFLUOROCARBON 152A
1 1 DIFLUOROETHANE PROPELLANT
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ COPPER FERMENT EXTRACTOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: None
VINYL CAPROLACTAM/ PVP/ DIMETHYLAMINOETHYL METHACRYLATE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAVIAR EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL) EXTRACT
FENNEL (FOENICULUM VULGARE) SEED EXTRACT (FENNEL)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASENone Identified
Data: Fair
LACTOFERRINNone Identified
Data: Fair
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACT
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) EXTRACT (CARROT)
None Identified
Data: Limited
PHOSPHOLIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Fair
CORN OLIGOSACCHARIDESNone Identified
Data: None
COPPER LYSL OXIDASENone Identified
Data: None
ACETYLMETHIONINE, DL-
ACETYL METHIONONE
None Identified
Data: Limited
ACETYL SERINENone Identified
Data: Limited
AMINO ACYL TRNA SYNTHETASENone Identified
Data: Limited
PHYTOSPHINGOSINENone Identified
Data: Limited
GANODERMA LUCIDUM (REISHI) EXTRACT
GANODERMA LUCIDUM TYROSINASE (MUSHROOM)
None Identified
Data: Limited
LENTINUS EDODES (SHIITAKE MUSHROOM) EXTRACT
LENTINUS EDODES TYROSINASE
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED PEROXIDASE
GLYCINE SOJA SEED PEROXIDASE (SOYBEAN)
None Identified
Data: Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) EXTRACT
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) EXTRACT (COCOA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
PROTEIN
PEPTONE
None Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINE MAX (SOYBEAN) SYMBIOSOME EXTRACT
GLYCINE MAX SYMBIOSOME LYSATE (SOYBEAN)
None Identified
Data: Fair
PIKEA ROBUSTA EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
ADENOSINE 5'-(TETRAHYDROGEN TRIPHOSPHATE), SODIUM SALT
ADENOSINE 5' TRIPHOSPHATE DISODIUM SALT (ATP)
None Identified
Data: Limited
NIACINAMIDE POLYPEPTIDENone Identified
Data: None
ASCORBIC ACID POLYPEPTIDENone Identified
Data: None
PANTOTHENIC ACID POLYPEPTIDENone Identified
Data: None
TUBER MAGNATUM EXTRACT
TUBER MAGNATUM PICO
None Identified
Data: None
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) SEED
OENOTHERA BIENNIS SEED EXTRACT (EVENING PRIMROSE)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT (ROSEMARY)
None Identified
Data: Limited
QUILLAJA SAPONARIA (SOAPBARK) BARK EXTRACT
QUILAJA SAPONARIA BARK EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SPIRAEA ULMARIA (MEADOWSWEET) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) EXTRACT
BOSWELLIA CARTERII (FRANKINCENSE) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CORIANDER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
MALVA SYLVESTRIS (MALLOW) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CASSIA ITALICA LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SILANETRIOL MELANINATE
MELANIN SILANTRIOL
None Identified
Data: None
WASABIA JAPONICA (JAPANESE HORSERADISH) EXTRACT
WASABIA JAPONICA (WASABI) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
CALENDULA (CALENDULA OFFICINALIS) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT
ALGAE (SEAWEED) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN
None Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ LYSATENone Identified
Data: None
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYALURONIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-10None 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