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Sebastian Potion 9 (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Sebastian Potion 9 (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 04, 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 Sebastian Potion 9 (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 LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited
FD&C RED NO. 40 (CI 16035) LAKE
Appeared as: RED 40 LAKE (CI 16035)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (MERCURY, 6-METHOXY-M-TOLUIDINE, ANILINE, and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited

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

Fair
OCTINOXATE
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited
EXT. D&C VIOLET NO. 2 (CI 60730)
Appeared as: EXT D&C VIOLET 2 (CI 60730)

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN OIL
Appeared as: ORYZA SATIVA BRAN OIL (RICE)

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
D&C ORANGE NO. 4 (CI 15510)
Appeared as: ORANGE 4

• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL (JOJOBA)

Fair
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OII (SAFFLOWER)

Fair

Fair
POLYVINYLPOLYPYRROLIDONE
Appeared as: PVP

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

None

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLIVA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL (OLIVE)

None
ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA
Appeared as: ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA SEED OIL

Limited
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL
Appeared as: OENOTHERA BIENNIS OIL (EVENING PRIMROSE)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) OIL
Appeared as: SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL (SESAME)

Limited

Limited
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX ALBA (WILLOW BARK) EXTRACT (WILLOW)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Glycerin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (Jojoba), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed OiI (Safflower), Hydroxyethylcellulose, PVP, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Methyl Gluceth 10, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Fragrance (Parfum), Oliva Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (Olive), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis Oil (Evening Primrose), Disodium EDTA, Stearalkonium Chloride, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil (Sesame), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Hydrolyzed Silk, Tetrasodium EDTA, Oryza Sativa Bran Oil (Rice), Citric Acid, Orange 4, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Salix Alba (Willow Bark) Extract (Willow), Ext D&C Violet 2 (CI 60730), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035)

Directions from packaging:

Apply Potion 9 cream to damp hair or dry hair. Blow or air dry for silky, touchable looks. Or use hot-tools for refined curls. On dry hair, reapply to add texture and control. Apply anytime for an instant style boost.

Warnings from packaging:

Avoid contact with eyes.

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