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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Alterna Bamboo Style Freestyle Flexible Control Gel (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Alterna Bamboo Style Freestyle Flexible Control Gel (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 Alterna Bamboo Style Freestyle Flexible Control Gel (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
GERANIOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
LIMONENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Good
LINALOOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
CITRONELLOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PEG-17 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
BROMELAINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
PAPAINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
AMINOMETHYL PROPANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, OXAZOLIDINE)
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ ZINC FERMENTUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
SULISOBENZONE
BENZOPHENONE 4
Enhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ IRON FERMENTPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: None
POLYSILICONE-15Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
POLYIMIDE-1None Identified
Data: None
BAMBOONone Identified
Data: Fair
QUATERNIUM-95None Identified
Data: None
PHOSPHOLIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Fair
WASABIA JAPONICA (JAPANESE HORSERADISH) ROOT EXTRACT
WASABIA JAPONICA ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SILANETRIOL MELANINATENone Identified
Data: None
SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASENone Identified
Data: Fair
BAMBUSA VULGARIS (BAMBOO) EXTRACT
BAMBUSA VULGARIS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
YUCCA SCHIDIGERA (MOJAVE YUCCA) EXTRACT
YUCCA SCHIDIGERA LEAF/ROOT/STEM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ MAGNESIUM FERMENTNone Identified
Data: None
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
VP/ VA COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-10None Identified
Data: Limited
ALEURITES MOLUCCANA (KUKUI) SEED OIL
ALEURITES MOLUCCANA SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ SILICON FERMENTNone Identified
Data: None
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
PROPANEDIOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ COPPER FERMENTPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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