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Design Essentials Natural Curl Forming Custard (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Design Essentials Natural Curl Forming Custard (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 Design Essentials Natural Curl Forming Custard (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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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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
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE
Appeared as: METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE (AND) METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE

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

None
SMALLANTHUS SONCHIFOLIUS LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: YACON (SMALLANTHUS SONCHIFOLIUS)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) OIL
Appeared as: CHAMOMILE (MATRICARIA CHAMOMILLA) OIL

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERINE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS (GOLDENSEAL)
Appeared as: GOLDENSEAL (HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS)

Fair
LAWSONIA INERMIS (HENNA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HENNA (LAWSONIA INERMIS) EXTRACT

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

Limited
HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HOPS (HUMULUS LUPULUS) EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HORSETAIL (EQUISETUM ARVENSE)EXTRACT

Limited
PRUNUS SEROTINA (BLACK CHERRY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: BLACK CHERRY (PRUNUS SEROTINA) BARK EXTRACT

None
SOAPBARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SOAPBARK (QUILLAIA SAPONARIA) EXTRACT

None

Limited

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

Limited
HONEY EXTRACT
Appeared as: HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HONEY (HONEY EXTRACT)

Limited

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (PRO-VITAMIN B5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis), Henna (Lawsonia inermis) Extract, Hops (Humulus Lupulus) Extract, Horsetail (Equisetum Arvense)Extract, Black Cherry (Prunus Serotina) Bark Extract, Soapbark (Quillaia Saponaria) Extract, Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) Oil, Polyquaternium 11, Polyquaternium 37, Glycerine, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey (Honey Extract), Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius), Hydrolyzed Silk, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Fragrance (Parfum), Methylchloroisothiazolinone (and) Methylisothiazolinone.

Directions from packaging:

Step 1: Apply to hair in sections smoothing from root to ends. Step 2: Comb, twist or finger style as desired. Step 3: Air dry, diffuse or use hooded dryer to finish.

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