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Miessence Protect Hair Repair - Certified Organic (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Miessence Protect Hair Repair - Certified Organic (old formulation) product label collected on September 01, 2016 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 Miessence Protect Hair Repair - Certified Organic (old formulation) is 2.

Data last updated: September 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: organic citrus dulcis (orange) essential oil

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
PELAGONIUM GRAVEOLENS OIL
Appeared as: organic pelargonium graveolens (geranium) essential oil

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited
ROSA RUBIGINOSA SEED OIL
Appeared as: organic rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) seed oil

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: organic rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) CO2 extract

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: aqua (purified water)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: organic aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

None
LACTIC ACID EXTRACT
Appeared as: organic fermented grain extract

Limited
SCLEROTIUM GUM
Appeared as: sclerotium rolfsii gum

Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: organic equisetum arvense (horsetail) extract

Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: organic urtica dioica (nettle) extract

Limited
ARCTIUM LAPPA (BURDOCK) EXTRACT
Appeared as: organic arctium lappa (burdock) extract

Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: organic salvia officinalis (sage) extract

Limited
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OIL
Appeared as: daucus carota (carrot) CO2 extract

None
AMBER EXTRACT
Appeared as: aroma (amber essence)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

aqua (purified water), organic aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, organic fermented grain extract, organic rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) seed oil, sclerotium rolfsii gum, citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) fruit extract, organic equisetum arvense (horsetail) extract, organic urtica dioica (nettle) extract, organic arctium lappa (burdock) extract, organic rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract, organic salvia officinalis (sage) extract, organic citrus dulcis (sweet orange) essential oil, organic pelargonium graveolens (geranium) essential oil, daucus carota (carrot) CO2 extract, aroma (amber essence)

Directions from packaging:

Shake well before use. Spray it on after towel-drying hair and before styling to protect from heat damage and prevent breakage. Can be used on wet or dry hair.

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