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Product score: 05

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Paul Mitchell Soft Style Soft Spray

Paul Mitchell Soft Style Soft Spray

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CATEGORY

Hair Spray

BRAND

Paul Mitchell

DATA LAST UPDATED

November 2022

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • MODERATE
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    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: 03
SD ALCOHOL 40B
Appeared as: SD ALCOHOL 40-B (SDA-CA-2877)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 02
ACRYLATES/ HYDROXYESTERS ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) film former, film forming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
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Ingredient score: 01
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: BISAMINO PEG/PPG-41/3 AMINOETHYL PG-PROPYL DIMETHICONE/ALGAE EXTRACT/ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT/ANTHEMIS NOBILIS EXTRACT/SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS EXTRACT/ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS EXTRACT/PEG-12 DIMETHICONE (JOJOBA)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, humectant
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTHENOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)
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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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Ingredients from packaging:

SD ALCOHOL 40-B (SDA-CA-2877) (ALCOHOL DENAT.), AQUA (WATER), ACRYLATES/HYDROXYESTERS ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, BISAMINO PEG/PPG-41/3 AMINOETHYL PG-PROPYL DIMETHICONE/ALGAE EXTRACT/ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT/ANTHEMIS NOBILIS EXTRACT/SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) EXTRACT/ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT/PEG-12 DIMETHICONE, PANTHENOL, AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL, FRAGRANCE, AMYL CINNAMAL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, CITRONELLOL, EUGENOL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, LINALOOL, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, LIMONENE

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.


Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

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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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