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Sally Hershberger Supreme Lift for Normal to Thin Hair (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Sally Hershberger Supreme Lift for Normal to Thin Hair (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 Sally Hershberger Supreme Lift for Normal to Thin Hair (old formulation) is 9.

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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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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

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

Fair
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE
Appeared as: IODOPROPYNYL BUTLYCARBAMATE

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

None

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair
SULISOBENZONE
Appeared as: BENZOPHENONE 4

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

None
AMP-ACRYLATES/ ALLYL METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER
Appeared as: AMP ACRYLATES/ALLY METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Robust

Fair
POLYVINYLPOLYPYRROLIDONE
Appeared as: PVP

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None

None

None

Fair

Limited
CHLORELLA VULGARIS (DERMOCHLORELLA ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHLORELLA VULGARIS EXTRACT

Fair

Limited
MORINGA PTERYGOSPERMA (MORINGA OLEIFERA) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: MORINGA PTERYGOSPERMA SEED EXTRACT

None

Fair

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS (BITTER ALMOND) PROTEIN
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS PROTEIN (SWEET ALMOND)

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED EXTRACT (SUNFLOWER)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

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

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), PVP, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, AMP Acrylates/Ally Methacrylate Copolymer, VP/Acrylates/Lauryl Methacrylate Copolymer, Cinnamidopropyl Trimonium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Panthenol, Cystine Bis PG Propyl Silanetriol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG Propyl Silanetriol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Algin, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Sea Water, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Adansonia Digitata Extract, Phospholipids, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Protein (Sweet Almond), Helianthus Annuus Seed Extract (Sunflower), Tocopheryl, Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Benzophenone 4, Fragrance (Parfum), Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butlycarbamate

Directions from packaging:

Spray into towel-dry hair reaching the roots. Comb through with fingertips. Blast with hair dryer.

Warnings from packaging:

Avoid contact with eyes and keep out of the reach of children.

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