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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
November 2014

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AXE Styling Cream, Anti-Dandruff

EWG scientists reviewed AXE Styling Cream, Anti-Dandruff 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 AXE Styling Cream, Anti-Dandruff is 4.
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
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
STEARETH-20Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
STEARETH-2Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PEG-100 STEARATEData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SODIUM POLYACRYLATEMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ZINC PYRITHIONE
PYRITHIONE ZINC (ANTI-DANDRUFF)
(Active Ingredient)
Ecotoxicology, 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
HYDROGENATED POLYDECENEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: None
PPG-5-CETETH-20Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TRIDECETH-6Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-68None Identified
Data: None
VINYL CAPROLACTAM/ PVP/ DIMETHYLAMINOETHYL METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER
VINYL CAPROLACTAM/VP/DIMETHYLAMINOETHYL METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
ISOPROPYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Fair
VP/ VA COPOLYMERNone 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