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Biosilk Finishing Spray, Firm Hold (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Biosilk Finishing Spray, Firm 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 Finishing Spray, Firm Hold (2016 formulation) is 6.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Contamination concerns
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PERFUME

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

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (high)

Limited
SD ALCOHOL 40B
Appeared as: SD ALCOHOL 40 B (ALCOHOL DENAT.)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

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

Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Appeared as: PROPYLENE GLYCOL (AND WATER)

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

Fair
CINNAMONUM CASSIA (CINNAMON) OIL
Appeared as: CINNAMONMUM CASSIA BARK EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (YARROW) EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None
SILK AMINO ACIDS
Appeared as: SILK AMINO ACID

Limited
YUCCA SCHIDIGERA (MOJAVE YUCCA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: YUCCA (YUCCA SCHIDIGERA) EXTRACT

None
EQUISETUM HIEMALE EXTRACT
Appeared as: EQUISETUM HYEMALE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited

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

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Limited
HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HUMULUS LUPULAS (HOPS) EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA (CALENDULA OFFICINALIS) FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
GERANIUM MACULATUM (SPOTTED CRANESBILL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: GERANIUM MACULATUM (GERANIUM) EXTRACT (CRANESBILL)

Limited
LARREA DIVARICATA
Appeared as: LARREA DIVARICATA EXTRACT

Limited

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:

SD Alcohol 40 B (Alcohol Denat.), Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, Octylacrylamide/Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl/Methacrylate Copolymer, Amino Methyl Propanol, Perfume, Phenyltrimethicone, MEA Borate, MIPA Borate, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Panthenol, Silk Amino Acid, Propylene Glycol (and water), Yucca (Yucca Schidigera) Extract, Equisetum Hyemale (Horsetail) Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract, Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) Extract, Cinnamonmum Cassia Bark Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Humulus Lupulas (Hops) Extract, Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) Flower Extract, Geranium Maculatum (Geranium) Extract (Cranesbill), Larrea Divaricata Extract, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract, Juglans Nigra (Black Walnut) Leaf extract, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Hexylcinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Butylphenyl Methlyproprional, Linalool

Directions from packaging:

Hold can and mist hair evenly. Avoid eye contact.

Warnings from packaging:

Warning: Flammable. Contents under pressure. Contents may catch fire. Container may explode if heated. Do not smoke, do not puncture, do not burn. Use only as directed. Store below 120°F or 48°C. Avoid spraying in eyes. Use only in well ventilated area. Keep away from flames, such as a pilot light, and any object that sparks, such as an electric motor. Store away from heat. Keep out of reach of children. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents may be harmful or fatal.

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