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Parissa Wax Strips, Sensitive (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Parissa Wax Strips, Sensitive (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 Parissa Wax Strips, Sensitive (old formulation) is 3.

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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS)

Fair
WAX

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

None
SAPONIFIED BRASSICA NAPUS (CANOLA) OIL
Appeared as: BRASSICA NAPUS (CANOLA) OIL

Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Appeared as: CERA MICROCRISTALLINA (MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
AZULENE
Appeared as: AZULENE OIL

Fair
ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE
Appeared as: ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE (VEGETABLE SOURCE)

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Wax, Glyceryl Rosinate (pine resin), Brassica Napus (Canola) Oil, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Titanium Dioxide, Azulene Oil:, Isopropyl Myristate (Vegetable Source), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Azulene, Menthol, Inactive Ingredients:

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