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Parissa Quick & Easy Wax Strips, Face & Bikini (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Parissa Quick & Easy Wax Strips, Face & Bikini (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 12, 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 Parissa Quick & Easy Wax Strips, Face & Bikini (2014 formulation) is 4.

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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS)

Fair
WAX

Fair

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

Fair
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA

Limited
AZULENE
Appeared as: AZULENE OIL

Fair

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Leaping Bunny

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Wax: Glyceryl Rosinate, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Cera Alba, Azulene Oil: Isopropyl Myristate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Azulene, Menthol

Directions from packaging:

Read instructions & cautions before use.2 easy steps:Press on Zip off

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