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Nexxus Heat Protexx Heat Protection Styling Spray (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Nexxus Heat Protexx Heat Protection Styling 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 Nexxus Heat Protexx Heat Protection Styling Spray (old formulation) is 9.

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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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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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
LILIAL
Appeared as: BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL

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

Limited
LYRAL
Appeared as: HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE

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

Limited

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

Good

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

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)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair
SULISOBENZONE
Appeared as: BENZOPHENONE-4

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
AVOBENZONE
Appeared as: BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, and DIBENZOYLMETHANE)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA

Limited

Fair
POLYVINYLPOLYPYRROLIDONE
Appeared as: PVP

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

Fair

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

None

Limited
CERAMIDE NP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE 3

Fair

Fair

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua, Eau), Amodimethicone, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, PEG-12 Dimethicone, PVP, Fragrance (Parfum), Polysorbate 20, Cetylpyridinium Chloride, DMDM Hydantoin, Trideceth-12, Cetrimonium Chloride, Benzophenone-4, Triethanolamine, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Disodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Silk, Limonene, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Ascorbic Acid, Polysorbate 60, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Myristic Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Ceramide 3, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Niacinamide, Biotin

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