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Product score: 05

Data Availability:

Limited

Axe Styling Urban Messy Look Matte Wax

Axe Styling Urban Messy Look Matte Wax

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CATEGORY

Hair Styling Aide

BRAND

AXE

DATA LAST UPDATED

November 2022

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
BEESWAX
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, epilating agent, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, film forming, perfuming
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
PETROLATUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, emollient, moisturising, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)
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Ingredient score: 01
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasingagent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 03
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioningagent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
VP/ VA COPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, hair fixative, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, binding, film forming, hair fixing
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Ingredient score: 04
DIETHYLHEXYL ADIPATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) plasticizer, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, solvent, emollient, film forming, plasticiser, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) epilating agent, depilatory
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
OZOKERITE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, opacifying, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
VINYL CAPROLACTAM/ PVP/ DIMETHYLAMINOETHYL METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER
Appeared as: VINYL CAPROLACTAM/VP/DIMETHYLAMINOETHYL METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) film former, hair fixative, film forming, hair fixing, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent, perfuming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-90M
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, BEESWAX, PETROLATUM, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, VP/VA COPOLYMER, DIETHYLHEXYL ADIPATE, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, OZOKERITE, VINYL CAPROLACTAM/VP/DIMETHYLAMINOETHYL METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, FRAGRANCE, GLYCERIN, CITRIC ACID, DISODIUM EDTA, PEG-90M

Product's animal testing policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.


PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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