Parissa Studio Warm Wax, Coarse Hair (old formulation)
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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.
Data last updated: July 2013
Cancer: Ingredients linked to cancer in government, industry or academic studies or assessments.
Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity
Developmental and reproductive toxicity: Ingredients linked to developmental and reproductive toxicity, a broad class of health effects that range from infertility and reproductive organ cancers to birth defects and developmental delays in children.
Allergies & Immunotoxicity
Allergies and immunotoxicity: Ingredients linked to harm to the immune system, a class of health problems that manifest as allergic reactions or an impaired capacity to fight disease and repair damaged tissue in the body.
Use restrictions: Ingredients restricted or prohibited for use in cosmetics, according to industry safety guidelines, government requirements or guidance from the U.S., EU, Japan or Canada.
Other Ingredient Concerns
- Multiple, additive exposure sources
- Enhanced skin absorption
- Use restrictions
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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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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