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Veet High Precision Facial Wax Hair Remover (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Veet High Precision Facial Wax Hair Remover (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 Veet High Precision Facial Wax Hair Remover (2016 formulation) is 1.

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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 LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

None
ALMOND OIL PEG-8 ESTERS
Appeared as: ALMOND OIL GLYCERETH 8 ESTERS

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

Fair

Robust

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Glucose, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Almond Oil, Glycereth 8 Esters, Water

Directions from packaging:

Please dispose of this product 9 months after opening.

Warnings from packaging:

Carefully follow the directions for use indicated on the leaflet inside this pack. Designed for use on the female facial areas of eyebrows, upper lip and chin but not suitable for use on any other body parts. Do not use on varicose veins, cold sores, moles, scars, broken, irritated, sunburnt skin or on skin which has suffered adverse reaction to waxes in the past. Waxing is not suitable for the elderly or diabetics. Keep out of reach of children. In case of ingestion consult a doctor immediately and show the outer pack. Before every use, test your skin reaction by applying the wax to a small part of the area you wish to treat, following the directions for use. If after 24 hours there is no adverse reaction, begin waxing. After waxing, we recommend waiting 24 hours before using make-up, any other perfumed product, swimming or sunbathing. For external use only.

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