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Just for Me No-Lye Texture Softener System (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Just for Me No-Lye Texture Softener System (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 Just for Me No-Lye Texture Softener System (2016 formulation) is 7.

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Data last updated: November 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

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
  • 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
  • Endocrine disruption
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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)

Limited

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

Limited

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

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

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

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)

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

None

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

Fair
MIDORI201
Appeared as: GREEN 5 (CI 61570)

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair
FD&C GREEN 8
Appeared as: GREEN 8 (CI 59040)

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)

None

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

None

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

None

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

None

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

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

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

None

Robust

Good

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

Fair

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

Limited
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDE
Appeared as: AMYL CINNAMAL

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

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

None

Fair
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL

Fair

Fair

Limited
LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: MEADOWFOAM SEED OIL

Limited

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Texture Softener Cream: Water (Aqua), Petrolatum, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Cetearyl Alcohol, Calcium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 60, PEG-75 Lanolin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Sodium Stearoamphoacetate, Fragrance (Parfum), Linalool, Sodium Chloride, Limonene, Citral, Amyl Cinnamal. Forest Green Liquid Activator: Water (Aqua), Guanidine Carbonate, Xanthan Gum, Green 5 (CI 61570), Green 8 (CI 59040), Denatonium Benzoate. Color Code Neutralizing Shampoo: Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Disodium Cocoamphodipropionate, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 20, Polyquaternium-7, Fragrance (Parfum), PEG-120 Methylglucose Dioleate, DMDM Hydantoin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Diazolidinyl Urea, PEG-150 Distearate, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Coumarin, Linalool, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Phenolsulfonphthalein, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Algae Extract, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, PG-Propyl Silanetriol. Anti-Breakage Sunflower Oil Formula: Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lanolin Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Linalool, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, BHT, Limonene, Citral, Amyl Cinnamal.

Warnings from packaging:

You must carefully follow the enclosed instructions for use to avoid skin and scalp burns, permanent hair loss, blindness and/or eye injury. Contains calcium hydroxide (alkali - causes burns) and guanidine carbonate (toxic - harmful if swallowed) Do not use if scalp is irritated or injured (for example, scratched or sore) Do not use on bleached, permanently colored, dyed or tinted hair, or hair that is breaking, split or damaged Do not use if hair has been processed with a curly perm or other thiol products such as thioglycolate, thiolactate, cysteine, cysteamine or bisulfite. If unsure, ask your stylist Do not use on hair treated with progressive color, metallic dyes or compound hennas. If unsure, ask your stylist If hair has previously been textured or relaxed, use this product only on the new growth, as described in the directions Avoid contact with skin or scalp. If texture softener cream causes skin or scalp irritation, rinse out immediately and neutralizing with the shampoo in the kit. If irritation persists or if hair loss occurs, consult a doctor Do not use if child has previously had a reaction to a similar product Avoid contact with eyes. If texture softener cream or liquid activator gets into eyes, rinse immediately and consult a doctor or poison control center For external use only. If texture softener cream or liquid activator is swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Consult a doctor or poison control center This product must be applied by an adult. Petroleum jelly (not included) must be used around the hairline, neck, ears and forehead. Wear gloves (included) when mixing, applying, and rinsing. Close & discard any left-over texture softener cream or liquid activator. Keep out of reach of children For any questions, please call just for me consumer services at (800) 372-6146 (USA and Canada) Recommended for children 5 and up

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