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Depil Silk Spray & Wipe Away Hair Remover (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Depil Silk Spray & Wipe Away Hair Remover (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 Depil Silk Spray & Wipe Away Hair Remover (old formulation) is 6.

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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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (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)

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (ORANGE) OIL (ORANGE)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

Limited

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

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMIS SATIVUS FRUIT EXTRACT (CUCUMBER)

Limited
MELON FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMIS MELO FRUIT EXTRACT (MELON)

Fair

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:

Water (Aqua), Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Sodium Thioglycolate, Calcium Hydroxide, Ceteareth 20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract (Cucumber), Cucumis Melo Fruit Extract (Melon), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Citrus Aurantium Amara (Orange) Oil (Orange), Fragrance

Directions from packaging:

Pre-test area of intended use. Wait 24 hours. If skin appears normal proceed. Time application my vary depending skin and hair texture. Begin with clean and dry skin. SHAKE WELL. Bottle may need priming upon initial use. Hold bottle 4-6 inches from area to be sprayed. Coat skin with product. May use fingers to distribute evenly. Wash hands immediately after. Leave product on skin based on your pre-determined time. Do not exceed 8 minutes. Remove hair with a damp cloth and rinse thoroughly. Do not rub or use soap products to remove hair. Pat dry.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Do not apply product to wet skin. Do not remove product via a bath or shower. Irritation or adverse reaction may occur with some people, even with prior use. Do not use on skin recently plucked, shaved, waxed, tweezed or irritated, cracked skin. Do not use on face/head, neck, underarms, nipples perianal or vaginal/genital areas. Avoid eye contact. If product enters eye flush thoroughly with water. If skin irritation occurs discontinue use. If accidentally ingested contact physician. Keep out of reach of children. Facial Hair Remover not recommended for diabetics.

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