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User Added: John Masters Organic Haircare Sweet Orange and Silk Protein Styling Gel (2013 formulation) (not reviewed by EWG)

**This is not an official Skin Deep® report. This product has not been reviewed by EWG scientists. These reports are for informational, non-commercial purposes only.**

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the User Added: John Masters Organic Haircare Sweet Orange and Silk Protein Styling Gel (2013 formulation) (not reviewed by EWG) product label collected on March 05, 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 User Added: John Masters Organic Haircare Sweet Orange and Silk Protein Styling Gel (2013 formulation) (not reviewed by EWG) is 2.

Data last updated: March 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • 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
ACACIA SENEGAL GUM
Appeared as: ACACIA SENEGAL (ARABIC) GUM

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

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

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

Fair

Limited
SILK PROTEIN
Appeared as: SERICA POWDER (SILK PROTEIN)

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited
JUNIPERUS MEXICANA OIL
Appeared as: JUNIPERUS MEXICANA (CEDARWOOD) OIL

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

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (water), aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice*, cyamopsis tetragonoloba (guar) gum*, sclerotium gum, sorbitol, serica powder (silk protein), panthenol (vitamin B5), acacia senegal (arabic) gum*, hydrolyzed soy protein, citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil*, juniperus mexicana (cedarwood) oil*, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract, limonene, linalool

Directions from packaging:

apply to wet or dry hair • style as desired

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