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Design Essentials Natural Curl Stretching Cream (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Design Essentials Natural Curl Stretching Cream (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 Design Essentials Natural Curl Stretching Cream (2016 formulation) is 5.

Data last updated: November 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair
BHT

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND)
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS

Limited
HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL
Appeared as: HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL (SWEET ALMOND BUTTER)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair
GLYCERYL OLEATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL MONOOLEATE

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

Limited

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

None

Limited

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

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
VP/ VA COPOLYMER
Appeared as: PVP/VA COPOLYMER

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
DISODIUM EDTA
Appeared as: EDTA DISODIUM

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
CARAMEL COLOR
Appeared as: CARAMEL

None
SILK AMINO ACIDS
Appeared as: SILK AMINO ACID

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), Prunus Amygdalus (and) Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Sweet Almond Butter),Glycerin, Canola Oil (and) Glycine Soja (Soybean) Germ Extract (and) Zea Mays (Corn) Starch (and) Silica, Olea Europea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG-100 Stearate, Acetylated Lanolin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Coco Glucoside (and) Glyceryl Monooleate, PEG-8 Dilaurate, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Potassium Sorbate (and) Hexylene Glycol, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Ceteareth-20, Stearyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Sodium Borate, Carbomer, Panthenol, PVP/VA Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), EDTA Disodium, BHT, Caramel, Silk Amino Acid - See more at: http://designessentials.com/product/design-essentials-natural-curl-stretching-cream/#sthash.oKelHqfM.dpuf

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