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Biosilk Silk Mousse, Medium Hold (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Biosilk Silk Mousse, Medium 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 Biosilk Silk Mousse, Medium Hold (2016 formulation) is 7.

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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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (BUTADIENE)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (BUTADIENE)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

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

None
DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIPROPIONATE
Appeared as: DISODIUM COCOAMIDOPROPIONATE

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU (WATER)

Fair
POLYVINYLPOLYPYRROLIDONE
Appeared as: PVP

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None
SILK AMINO ACIDS
Appeared as: SILK AMINO ACID

Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACT (SAGE)

Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) LEAF EXTRACT (COMFREY)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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

Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) EXTRACT
Appeared as: THYME (THYMUS VULGARIS) EXTRACT (THYME)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACT (NETTLE)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT (ANTHEMIS NOBILIS)

Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALGAE (SEAWEED) EXTRACT

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT (LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA)

Limited
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) EXTRACT (BALM MINT)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua/Water/Eau (Water), PVP, Propane, Butane, Isobutane, Disodium Cocoamidopropionate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Lauramide DEA, Panthenol, Silk Amino Acid, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract (Sage), Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract (Comfrey), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract (Rosemary), Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) Extract (Thyme), Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract (Nettle), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (Anthemis Nobilis), Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract (Lavandula Angustifolia), Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Extract (Balm Mint), Fragrance (Parfum), PPG 12 Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol

Directions from packaging:

Shake well before using. Shampoo and condition using your favorite BioSilk Silkcare products. Towel dry. Work evenly through hair. For firmer hold apply lavishly. Proceed with styling, setting, scultping etc. May be applied to dry hair to create details and special effects.

Warnings from packaging:

Flammable. Pressurized container. Protect from sunlight and do not expose to temperatures exceeding 50°C (120°F). Do not pierce or burn, even after use. Do not spray on a naked flame or any incandescent material. Keep away from sources of ignition - no smoking. Avoid spraying in eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Use only as directed. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal.

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