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Paul Mitchell Instant Moisture Treatment (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Paul Mitchell Instant Moisture Treatment (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 03, 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 Paul Mitchell Instant Moisture Treatment (2016 formulation) is 5.

Data last updated: July 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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) FRUIT
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) FRUIT (SHEA BUTTER)

Limited
HEDYCHIUM CORONARIUM (BUTTERFLY GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: HEDYCHIUM CORONARIUM EXTRACT (WHITE GINGER)

Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALGAE (SEAWEED) EXTRACT

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) EXTRACT (ANTHEMIS NOBILIS)

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
LAWSONIA INERMIS (HENNA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAWSONIA INERMIS (HENNA) EXTRACT (HENNA)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED EXTRACT (JOJOBA)

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT (ROSEMARY)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

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.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Isododecane, Isohexadecane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Stearalkonium Chloride, Ceteareth 20, Panthenol, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit (Shea Butter), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Cinnamidopropyl Trimonium Chloride, Bisamino PEG/PPG 41/3 Aminoethyl PG Propyl Dimethicone, Hedychium Coronarium Extract (White Ginger), PEG 12 Dimethicone, Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract (Anthemis Nobilis), Lawsonia Inermis (Henna) Extract (Henna), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract (Jojoba), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract (Rosemary), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, Magnesium Nitrate, Fragrance (Parfum), Linalool

Directions from packaging:

Apply a small amount. Massage. Rinse.

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