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Parissa Studio Warm Wax, Coarse Hair (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Parissa Studio Warm Wax, Coarse Hair (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 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 Parissa Studio Warm Wax, Coarse Hair (old formulation) is 1.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Use restrictions
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
PINUS (PINE) RESIN
Appeared as: PINE RESIN

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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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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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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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Pine Resin, Canola Oil, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice

Directions from packaging:

Do not wash skin. Heat wax by placing on a microwave safe dish then into the microwave for 1 - 2 minutes, until it is the consistency of liquid honey. Retrieve dish without handling the jar, as it may be hot. Using the edge of a spatula included in your kit, apply a paper thin layer of wax in the direction of hair growth. Immediately smooth down fabric strip over waxed area, leaving the end of the strip extended beyond the wax. Rub strip to adhere. Hold skin taut below strip with one hand. Use other to grasp lower end of strip & zip-off quickly in opposite direction of hair growth, keeping strip/hand close & parallel to the skin. Soothe and clean your skin after waxing by applying Azulene Oil included in your kit. Here's a few Parissa Professional tips: The thinner you spread the product the better the results. Always pull strip back along itself in one quick movement. Don’t peel or pull off slowly. The faster the strip is removed the better the results. Continually re-heat warm wax throughout process to maintain fluid consistency. Avoid all interruptions & delays during process.

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