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November 2014

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Brylcreem Hair Cream, Original

EWG scientists reviewed Brylcreem Hair Cream, Original 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 Brylcreem Hair Cream, Original is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
Allergies & immunotoxicity
Use restrictions
Other HIGH concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous; Other MODERATE concerns: Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive); Other LOW concerns: Data gaps, Ecotoxicology

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
BHTAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
CALCIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
Data: Fair
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
Data: Robust

About the Skin Deep® ratings

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