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Nad's Facial Wax Strips (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Nad's Facial Wax Strips (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 Nad's Facial Wax Strips (2016 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 LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS)

Fair
SOLVENT GREEN 3
Appeared as: GREEN 6 (CI 61565)

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption

None

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA (BEES WAX)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

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

Fair
D&C YELLOW 11
Appeared as: YELLOW 11 (CI 47000)

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

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:

Triethylene Glycol Rosinate, Glyceryl Rosinate, Cera Alba (Bees Wax), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract, Glycine Soja Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Yellow 11 (CI 47000), Green 6 (CI 61565)

Directions from packaging:

Ensure skin is clean, dry and free of oils and moisturizers. Briskly rub strips between palms. Slowly separate a double Nad's Hair Removal Strip into two strips. Using the palm of your hand or fingertips, apply strip with firm pressure and firmly smooth over 3-4 times in direction of hair growth. Holding skin taut with one hand, quickly pull strip off in the opposite direction of hair growth. Remember to hold skin taut with the other hand and to pull close to the skin rather than upwards into the air. For the perfect finish, remove any residue with Nad's Post Calming Oil Wipes.

Warnings from packaging:

Follow the directions for use, first test product on a small patch of skin in the area you wish to treat. If after 24 hours there is no adverse reaction, proceed with full application. Waxing may not be suitable for the elderly or diabetics. Do not use if taking oral retinoid or using topical Retin A. Do not use on sunburnt, dry, flaky, broken or irritated skin, over warts, pimples, moles, varicose veins or if you have suffered an adverse reaction to waxes in the past. Not suitable for scalp, breast, nipple, perianal or genital areas.WARNING: This product contains a chemical known in the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/.

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