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Paul Mitchell Foaming Pommade, SoftStyle (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Paul Mitchell Foaming Pommade, SoftStyle (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 03, 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 Paul Mitchell Foaming Pommade, SoftStyle (2016 formulation) is 6.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Fair

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

Fair
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE)
Appeared as: CHAMOMILE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)

Limited
DIMETHICONE
Appeared as: DIMETHICONE COPOLYOL (SILICA)

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

Robust

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

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

None

Fair

• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

None

Robust

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

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

Fair
LAWSONIA INERMIS (HENNA)
Appeared as: HENNA

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA)
Appeared as: JOJOBA

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Petrolatum, Disodium Cocamido MIPA Sulfosuccinate, Pentane, Amino Methyl Propanol, Polyquaternium 7, Dimethicone Bisamino Hydroxypropyl/Algae/Aloe Barbadensis/Chamomite, Henna, Jojoba, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), Dimethicone Copolyol (Silica), Imidazolidinyl Urea, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

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