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Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Plump 'n Thick Thickening Hairspray (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Plump 'n Thick Thickening Hairspray (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 Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Plump 'n Thick Thickening Hairspray (old formulation) is 7.

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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_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited
SD ALCOHOL 40
Appeared as: SD ALCOHOL 40/ALCOHOL

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (BRUCINE, T-BUTYL ALCOHOL, BRUCINE SULFATE, and QUASSIN)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair
SULISOBENZONE
Appeared as: BENZOPHENONE-4

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

Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: DENAT.

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None
AMP ISOSTEAROYL HYDROLYZED ANIMAL PROTEIN
Appeared as: AMP-ISOSTEAROYL HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA

None

Limited

Fair

None

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

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

Fair

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

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:

SD Alcohol 40/Alcohol, Denat., Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, Octylacrylamide/Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Water/Aqua, Quaternium-52, AMP-Isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Collagen, Phenyl Trimethicone, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Triethyl Citrate, Lauramide DEA, Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/Tetracaprate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Fragrance/Parfum, Benzophenone-4, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Benzoate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol.

Directions from packaging:

For all over hold, spray evenly while holding can 8-12 inches from hair. To texturize, spray and scrunch for a piecy look. To add lift, spray at root.

Warnings from packaging:

DANGER: Highly flammable! Contains Alcohol. Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from sources of ignition. Use only in a well ventilated area.IMPORTANT: Pressurized container, protect from sunlight and do not expose to temperature exceeding 50°C. Do not pierce or burn, even after use. Do not spray on a naked flame or any incandescent material. Use only as directed. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling contents can be harmful or fatal.

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