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Just For Men Brush-In Color Gel for Mustache & Beard, Medium Dark Brown (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Just For Men Brush-In Color Gel for Mustache & Beard, Medium Dark Brown (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 11, 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 Just For Men Brush-In Color Gel for Mustache & Beard, Medium Dark Brown (2014 formulation) is 6.

Data last updated: November 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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

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

Fair

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

None

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

Limited
CARAMEL COLOR
Appeared as: CARAMEL

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

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

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

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUITITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Coco Glucoside, Aminomethyl Propanol, Carbomer, Resorcinol, p-Phenylenediamine, Fragrance, Sodium Sulfite, Erythorbic Acid, m-Aminophenol, p-Aminophenol, N, N-Bis(2-Hydroxyethyl)-p-Phenylenediamine Sulfate, Caramel, Trisodium EDTA, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, 2-Amino-4-Hydroxyethylaminoanisole Sulfate, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recuitita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Color Developer: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydrogen Peroxide, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate

Directions from packaging:

Read and follow directions on enclosed leaflet.

Warnings from packaging:

USAGE ADVISORYHAIRCOLOR PRODUCTS CAN CAUSE ALLERGIC REACTIONS WHICH IN RARE CASES CAN BE SEVERE. TEMPORARY "BLACK HENNA" TATTOOS MAY INCREASE YOUR RISK OF ALLERGY. DO NOT USE THIS OR ANY OTHER HAIRCOLORING PRODUCT IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED A REACTION TO A TEMPORARY "BLACK HENNA" TATTOO IN THE PAST. BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT, YOU MUST PERFORM A PRELIMINARY 48-HOUR SKIN ALLERGY PATCH (ALERT) TEST ACCORDING TO ACCOMPANYING DIRECTIONS.DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT IF:You have already experienced any reaction to this or any other haircolor productYou have an irritated, sensitive or damaged scalpREMEMBER TO PERFORM THE 48-HOUR SKIN ALLERGY PATCH (ALERT) TEST BEFORE EACH USE EVEN IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY USED THIS OR OTHER HAIRCOLORING PRODUCTS. FOR THIS REASON, BUY THIS PRODUCT TWO DAYS BEFORE YOU INTEND TO USE IT.READ AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS ON ENCLOSED LEAFLET.In rare cases, use of hair dye has been associated with skin depigmentation (skin lightening or loss of skin color), which may be temporary or permanent. If you notice any skin depigmentation or other allergic reactions such as discomfort or severe itching, discontinue use immediately. Do not use this product at all if you have skin depigmentation problems such as white patches on your skin (a condition called vitiligo) or if you have a family history of skin depigmentation problems, as an allergic reaction may cause temporary or permanent loss of skin pigment.THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS INGREDIENTS WHICH MAY CAUSE SKIN IRRITATION ON CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS AND A PRELIMINARY 48-HOUR SKIN ALLERGY PATCH (ALERT) TEST ACCORDING TO ACCOMPANYING DIRECTIONS SHOULD BE DONE FIRST. THIS PRODUCT MUST NOT BE USED FOR DYEING THE EYELASHES OR EYEBROWS - TO DO SO MAY CAUSE BLINDNESS.KEEP PRODUCT OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.NOT FOR USE ON CHILDREN..

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