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Biosilk Finishing Spray, Firm Hold (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Biosilk Finishing Spray, Firm Hold (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 Biosilk Finishing Spray, Firm Hold (2014 formulation) is 6.

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Data last updated: November 2014

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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Contamination concerns
  • 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)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

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

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)

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None

Robust

Limited

Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE ROOT EXTRACT

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELISSA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) EXTRACT
Appeared as: THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) EXTRACT

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

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)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

SD Alcohol 4-B, Hydrofluorocarbon 152A, Octylacrylamide/Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Panthenol, PPG-12 Dimethicone, Water, Propylene Glycol, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Symphytum Officinale Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Algae Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hydroxycitronellal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional

Directions from packaging:

Hold can and mist hair evenly. Avoid eye contact. Store below 120°F or 48°C. Store away from heat.

Warnings from packaging:

Flammable. Contents under pressure. Contents may catch fire. Container may explode if heated. Do not smoke, do not puncture, do not puncture, do not burn. Use only as directed. Avoid spraying in eyes. Use only in a well ventilated area. Keep away from flames, such as a pilot flight, and any object that sparks, such as an electronic motor. Keep away from children. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling contents may be harmful or fatal.

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