Hair Off Hair Remover Buffer & Mitten (old formulation)
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EWG scientists reviewed the Hair Off Hair Remover Buffer & Mitten (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 Hair Off Hair Remover Buffer & Mitten (old formulation) is 3.
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
- Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
- Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
- Enhanced skin absorption
- Use restrictions
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Appeared as: SILICA
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE
• Cancer (moderate)
Product's Animal Testing Policies
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Product's Label Information
Ingredients from packaging:
Silica, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Fragrance
Directions from packaging:
Before Using: Read enclosed directions carefully and completely. Facial Buffer: Separate pink Facial Strip from its protective backing and adhere to purple Support. With one hand, pull skin back, keep it smooth and taut, while gently stroking the Hair Off Facial Buffer over skin in a clockwise and counterclockwise motion. After removing all unwanted hair, wash your face with cold water and apply mild cream if necessary. Also good for touch ups between hair removals. Avoid getting the SiliCoat strip wet. Body Mitten: With hand inside Mitten, Gently massage a small area of skin. Alternate between clockwise and counterclockwise motions without lifting the Mitten off the skin. Leaves legs hair-free and silky smooth. One Mitten removes hair from both legs 1-2 times depending on hair thickness
Warnings from packaging:
Facial Buffer:Excessive rubbing may cause abrasions to the skin. Please use carefully. Do not use near eyes. Do not use rashes, irritations, sunburn, peeling or broken skin. If irritation occurs discontinue use. Keep away from children. Body Mitten:Excessive rubbing may cause abrasions to the skin. Please use carefully. Do not stroke up and down or apply too much pressure. Do not use near eyes. Do not use over rashes, irritations, sunburn, peeling or broken skin. If irritation occurs discontinue use. Keep away from children.
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