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Billy Jealousy Ruckus Hair Forming Cream (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Billy Jealousy Ruckus Hair Forming Cream (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 Billy Jealousy Ruckus Hair Forming Cream (old formulation) is 6.

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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited

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

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)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

None

• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

Limited

Fair
POLYVINYLPOLYPYRROLIDONE
Appeared as: PVP

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRIC/CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDE

Limited

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX (APIS MELLIFERA)

None

Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: GINSENG (PANAX GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
SWERTIA JAPONICA (SEMBURI) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SWERTIA JAPONICA EXTRACT

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None

None

None

None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Petrolatum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteth 20 Phosphate, Dicetyl Phosphate, PVP, PPG 3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Glycerin, VP/VA Copolymer, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Bis Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate 2, Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) Root Extract, Swertia Japonica Extract, Panthenol, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Sodium Carbomer, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance, Yellow 5 Lake, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090)

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