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Beauty Without Cruelty Hair Spray, Natural Hold (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Beauty Without Cruelty Hair Spray, Natural Hold (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 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 Beauty Without Cruelty Hair Spray, Natural Hold (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_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (BRUCINE, T-BUTYL ALCOHOL, BRUCINE SULFATE, and QUASSIN)

Fair
PADIMATE O
Appeared as: OCTYLDIMETHYL PABA

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

None

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited
DIMETHICONE
Appeared as: DIMETHICONE COPOLYOL

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL ACETATE

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER

Fair
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) EXTRACT

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

Limited

Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX QUINQUEFOLIUM (GINSENG) EXTRACT

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

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

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Purified Water, SD Alcohol 40, Butyl Ester of PVM/MA Copolymer, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, panax quinquefolium (ginseng) extract, Dimethicone Copolyol, Sodium PCA, octyldimethyl PABA, Tocopherol Acetate, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Aminomethylpropanol, Cysteine

Directions from packaging:

To Use: Style hair as usual. Spray 8-10 inches from hair. Press pump firmly for soft even mist. Let dry completely between applications. If pump clogs, rinse with warm water.

Warnings from packaging:

Do not use near Flame, Fire, or Sparks.Do not Smoke until Hair is Thoroughly Dry.Avoid Spraying into Eyes.Keep out of Reach of Children..

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