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Luster's Pink Smooth Touch Extra Virgin Olive Oil No-Lye Relaxer (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Luster's Pink Smooth Touch Extra Virgin Olive Oil No-Lye Relaxer (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 Luster's Pink Smooth Touch Extra Virgin Olive Oil No-Lye Relaxer (2016 formulation) is 8.

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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_MODERATE

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
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

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

Limited
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDE
Appeared as: AMYL CINNAMAL

• 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)

Fair

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

Limited
LYRAL
Appeared as: HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Good

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

Limited
IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA
Appeared as: IMIDAZOLIDYNYL UREA

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Fair
BENZYL BENZOATE
Appeared as: BENYL BENZOATE

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

Limited
PEG-40 CASTOR OIL
Appeared as: PEG-40 CASTOR OIL (PEG-40 RICINUS COMMUNIS)

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

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

None

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

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

None

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

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

None

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
FD&C BLUE 1
Appeared as: BLUE 1 (CI 42090)

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

None

• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DEIONIZED WATER (AQUA)

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGAN OIL (ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL)

None

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

Limited

Fair

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited
PHENOLSULFONPHTHALEIN
Appeared as: PHENOSULFONPHTHALEIN

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACETAMIDE MEA)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX (CERA ALBA)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: AVOCADO OIL (PERSEA GRATISSIMA)

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCONUT OIL (COCOS NUCIFERA)

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (PROVITAMIN B5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

PINK SMOOTH TOUCH NO-LYE CONDITIONING RELAXER: Deionized Water (Aqua), Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Cetearyl Alcohol, Calcium Hydroxide, Petrolatum, Propylene Glycol, Ceteareth-20, Olive Oil (Olea Europaea), Cetyl Alcohol, Argan Oil (Argania Spinosa Kernel), Polymethacrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, PEG-75 Lanolin, Oleth-10 Phosphate. PINK SMOOTH TOUCH COLOR MIX ACTIVATOR: Deionized Water (Aqua), Guanidine Carbonate, Propylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Red 4 (CI14700). PINK SMOOTH TOUCH OLIVE OIL NEUTRALIZING SHAMPOO: Deionized Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide MEA, PPG-5-Ceteth-1- Phosphate, PEG-30 Glyceryl Cocoate, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Glycol Stearate, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Phenosulfonphthalein. PINK SMOOTH TOUCH CONDITIONER: Deionized Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Acetamide MEA, Olive Oil (Olea Europaea), PEG-75 Lanolin, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Polymethacrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Polysorbate 65, PEG-40 Castor Oil (PEG-40 Ricinus Communis), Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Imidazolidynyl Urea, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene. PINK SMOOTH TOUCH HYDRATION VIBE OLIVE OIL HAIR LOTION: Deionized Water (Aqua), Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Petrolatum, Steareth-2, Glycerin, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Isododecane, Steareth-20, Olive Oil (Olea Europaea), Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Avocado Oil (Persea Gratissima), Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera), Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Carbomer, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylaparaben, Triethanolamine, Fragrance (Parfum), Benyl Benzoate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Amyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Eugenol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Blue 1 (CI 42090)

Warnings from packaging:

Follow instructions carefully to avoid skin and scalp burns, hair loss, and eye injury. Contains Alkali. Avoid contact with eyes. Can cause blindness. Wear gloves while using product. DO NOT use on injured or irritated scalp. DO NOT use on bleached hair or permanently colored hair that is breaking, splitting or otherwise damaged. For touch-ups, relax only the new growth as described in the instructions. If relaxer causes skin or scalp irritation, rinse immeditely and wash with neutralizing shampoo supplied in the kit. If irritation persists or if hair loss occurs, consult a physician. DO NOT use on hair that has been permanently waved. Keep away from eyes and mouth. If product gets into eyes or mouth, rinse immediately with water and consult a physician. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

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