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Nexxus Maxximum Super Hold Styling & Finishing Mist (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Nexxus Maxximum Super Hold Styling & Finishing Mist (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 Nexxus Maxximum Super Hold Styling & Finishing Mist (old formulation) is 8.

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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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair
OCTINOXATE
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

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

Limited
DIMETHYL STEARAMINE
Appeared as: DIMETHYL STEARAMIDE

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (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)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
AVOBENZONE
Appeared as: BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, and DIBENZOYLMETHANE)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

None

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) FLOUR LIPIDS
Appeared as: TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT GERM) FLOUR LIPIDS

Limited

None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE
Appeared as: TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE (VITAMIN C)

Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) STEROLS
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) STEROL

None

Limited
CERAMIDE NP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE 3

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:

Alcohol Denatured, Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, VA/Crotonates/Vinyl Neodecanoate Copolymer, Octylacrylamide/Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl/Methacrylate Copolymer, Amino Methyl Propanol, Dimethyl Stearamide, Fragrance, Linalool, Limonene, Water, Polyglyceryl 3 Diisostearate, Polysorbate 60, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Myristic Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Flour Lipids, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterol, Alpha Glucan Oligosaccharide, Ceramide 3, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)

Directions from packaging:

Stylist recommendation: to lock in your finished style, hold can 12-14 inches from hair and spray. Avoid contact with eyes.

Warnings from packaging:

Flammable. Do not use product near flame, fire or spark. Do not smoke until hair is completely dry. Avoid spraying into eyes. Contents under pressure. Do not puncture, incinerate or crush. Do not expose to heat or store in temperatures above 120° F as can may burst. Do not use if spray button is missing or defective. Use only in well ventilated areas. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal.

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