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Dark & Lovely Au Naturale Curl Defining Creme Glaze (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dark & Lovely Au Naturale Curl Defining Creme Glaze (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 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 Curl Defining Creme Glaze (2016 formulation) is 4.

Data last updated: July 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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • 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)

Good

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

Good

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

• 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)

None

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

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

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA OIL/SOYBEAN OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair

None

Limited

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

None

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, Glycerin, Glycine Soja Oil/Soybean Oil, Polysorbate 80, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine, Oleth-5, Carbomer, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Caprylyl Glycol, Mangifera Indica Seed Oil/Mango Seed Oil, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene, Red 4 (CI 14700), Geraniol, Bambusa Vulgaris Sap Extract, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), F.I.L. D55311/2

Directions from packaging:

After conditioning and detangling with Knot-Out Conditioner, apply a generous amount of Curl Defining Creme Glaze (less for fine hair and more for thick hair) from root to ends using fingers to comb through. Be sure to keep hair damp while applying. Air dry. For more volume flip hair upside down and diffuse. Finish your look off with Sheen Sealing Nectar.

Warnings from packaging:

Hair is flammable. Keep your 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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