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Andalou Naturals Argan Stem Cells Age Defying Hair Spray (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Andalou Naturals Argan Stem Cells Age Defying Hair Spray (2014 formulation) product label collected on June 05, 2014 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 Andalou Naturals Argan Stem Cells Age Defying Hair Spray (2014 formulation) is 5.

Data last updated: June 2014

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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ETHYL ALCOHOL

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

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS (WHITE TEA) EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

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

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

Fair
CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM
Appeared as: CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBUS (GUAR) GUM

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Fair
ALGIN
Appeared as: SODIUM ALGINATE (ALGIN)

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA PROTEIN
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN

None
FRUIT STEM CELL COMPLEX
Appeared as: FRUIT STEM CELLS

Limited

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

Fair

Fair
VITAMIN B1
Appeared as: THIAMINE

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

Limited
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW)
Appeared as: ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (YARROW)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CINCHONA SUCCIRUBRA (QUININE) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: CINCHONA SUCCIRUBRA (QUININE BARK)

Fair

Fair

None

Limited
HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS (CHINESE HIBISCUS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS EXTRACT

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None
CEDRUS ATLANTICA (ATLAS CEDAR) BARK OIL
Appeared as: CEDRUS ATLANTICA (CEDARWOOD) OIL

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aloe Barbadensis Juice, Ethyl Alcohol, Cyamopsis Tetragonolobus (Guar) Gum, Sodium Alginate (Algin), Glycine Soja (Soy) Protein, Fruit Stem Cells (Argan, Malus Domestica, Solar Vitis) and BioActive 8 Berry Complex, Sodium PCA, Vitamin B Complex (Biotin, Thiamine, Pyridoxine, Niacin, Riboflavin, and Panthenol), Hair Regeneration Complex [Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot), Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow), Cinchona Succirubra (Quinine Bark), Cysteine, Glycosaminoglycans, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet)], Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) and Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Extracts, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood), Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) and Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Oils

Directions from packaging:

To Style: Lift hair and lightly spray directly at roots for added volume. To Finish: Spray lightly over dry, styled hair for flexible, medium hold. Color safe.

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