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L'Anza Healing Smooth Smoother Straightening Balm (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the L'Anza Healing Smooth Smoother Straightening Balm (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 03, 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 L'Anza Healing Smooth Smoother Straightening Balm (2016 formulation) is 6.

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
  • 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
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, and C9 PHENOLS)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

None

• 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)

None

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

None

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)

None

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (high)

Robust

Fair

Limited

None

None

None
HYDROLYZED GARCINIA MANGOSTANA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: GARCINIA MANGOSTANA (MANGOSTEEN) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

Limited

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

None

None

Fair

None

Limited

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

Limited

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

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None
SODIUM BENZOTRIAZOLYL BUTYLPHENOL SULFONATE
Appeared as: SODIUM BENZOTRIAZOYL BUTYLPHENOL SULFONATE

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good

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

Fair

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

Limited
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDE
Appeared as: AMYL CINNAMAL

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• 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)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Stearalkonium Chloride, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Amodimethicone, Octoxynol 40, Isolaureth 6, Keratin Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Coix Lacryma Jobi Ma Yuen Seed Extract, Garcinia Mangostana (Mangosteen) Fruit Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract, Dimethicone PEG 8 Meadowfoamate, Sodium PCA, Magnesium PCA, Zinc PCA, Manganese PCA, Phenoxyethanol, Ceteareth 5, Methyl Gluceth 20, Magnesium Sulfate, Silicone Quaternium 3, Trideceth 7, Trideceth 12, Tris (Tetramethylhydroxypiperidinol) Citrate, Panthenol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Sodium Benzotriazoyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Buteth 3, Tributyl Citrate, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Red 40 (CI 16035), Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Linalool, Amyl Cinnamal, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional

Directions from packaging:

Apply to clean, damp hair. Comb through. Blow dry with a brush for smoothness.

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