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Aveda Brilliant Humectant Pomade (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Aveda Brilliant Humectant Pomade (old formulation) product label collected on July 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 Aveda Brilliant Humectant Pomade (old formulation) is 3.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited

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

Fair
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE, METHYLPARABEN, and TRICLOSAN)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

None

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE EXTRACT

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

Limited
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA EXTRACT
Appeared as: KELP EXTRACT

Limited
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX) SEED
Appeared as: FLAXSEED

Fair

None
DIISOPROPYL DIMER DILINOLEATE
Appeared as: DIISOPROPYL DIMERATE

Fair

None

Limited
PELARGONIUM CAPITATUM (GERANIUM) OIL
Appeared as: GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL

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:

Water, Aloe Extract, Kelp Extract, Flaxseed, Oleth-10, PEG 25 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Diisopropyl Dimerate, Sorbitol, Hydroxypropyl Bisstearyldimonium Chloride, Methyl Gluceth-20, Geranium Essential Oil, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea

Directions from packaging:

Apply a small amount to palms and rub together to emulsify. Apply evenly through dry hair. Glide fingertips over areas where you want to eliminate flyaways and add brilliant shine.

Warnings from packaging:

Caution: Avoid eye contact. If eye contact occurs, rinse well with water. Keep out of reach of children.

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