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Dark & Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage 10-in-1 Styles Gelee (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dark & Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage 10-in-1 Styles Gelee (2016 formulation) product label collected on November 01, 2016 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 Dark & Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage 10-in-1 Styles Gelee (2016 formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: November 2016

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

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

Limited

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

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU

Fair

None

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

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED OIL
Appeared as: MANGIFERA INDICA SEED OIL/MANGO SEED OIL

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

None

None

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Lithium Magnesium Sodium Silicate, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum/Fragrance, Panthenol, Mangifera Indica Seed Oil/Mango Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Limonene, 2-Oleamido-1, 3-Octadecanediol, Bambusa Vulgaris Sap Extract

Directions from packaging:

After conditioning and detangling with Knot-Out Conditioner, apply a small amount of 10-in-1 Styles Gelee to each section of wet hair before setting braids/twists/coils/knots. Let air dry. Finish your look off with Sheen Sealing Nectar. Can also be used on dry hair.

Warnings from packaging:

Caution: Hair is flammable. Keep hair away from open flame, lit tobacco products, fire or sparks. Product build-up can increase the risk of flammability. Shampooing frequently can reduce this risk. Keep out of reach of children.

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