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theBalm En Root Repairs A-Head Pre-Styling Conditioning Spray (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the theBalm En Root Repairs A-Head Pre-Styling Conditioning Spray (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 theBalm En Root Repairs A-Head Pre-Styling Conditioning Spray (old formulation) is 9.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

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

Limited
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDE
Appeared as: AMYL CINNAMAL

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair
LILIAL
Appeared as: BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

None

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

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

None

Fair

None

None

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

Limited
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA OLEIFERA LEAF EXTRACT

Limited
BAMBUSA VULGARIS (BAMBOO) EXTRACT
Appeared as: BAMBUSA VULGARIS EXTRACT

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water/Aqua/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Quaternium 16, Tocopheryl Acetate, Silk Amino Acids, Retinyl Palmitate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Linoleic Acid, Kaempferia Galanga Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Protein, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hydrolyzed Keratin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Undeceth-11, Polyquaternium-37, Butyloctanol, Undeceth-5, Fragrance (Parfum), Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Cinnamal, Eugenol, Geraniol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Limonene, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Phenoxyethanol, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Ethylhexylglycerin, Panthenol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Methylisothiazolinone, Citric Acid

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