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XFusion Keratin Hair Fibers Flattener Leave-In Treatment (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the XFusion Keratin Hair Fibers Flattener Leave-In Treatment (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 12, 2014 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 XFusion Keratin Hair Fibers Flattener Leave-In Treatment (2014 formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: November 2014

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
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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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

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5
Appeared as: YELLOW 5

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
FD&C BLUE 1
Appeared as: BLUE 1

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None
AMP-ACRYLATES/ ALLYL METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER
Appeared as: AMP ACRYLATES/ALLY METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited
ACID RED 33
Appeared as: RED 33

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACETAMIDE MEA)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Limited

None

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Bis PEG 18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Acetamide MEA, AMP Acrylates/Ally Methacrylate Copolymer, Tocopherol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Keratin Amino Acids, Sorbitol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Oleth 20, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance, Yellow 5, Red 33, Blue 1

Directions from packaging:

Shampoo and towel dry your hair. Massage XFusion Keratin Hair Fattener into your hair from roots out, distributing evenly. Leave in hair and style as usual.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. If irritation or rash appears, discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes.

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