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Nair Nourish Spray Away, Japanese Cherry Blossom (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Nair Nourish Spray Away, Japanese Cherry Blossom (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 Nair Nourish Spray Away, Japanese Cherry Blossom (2016 formulation) is 6.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

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)
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• 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)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (BUTADIENE)

Fair
ISOBUTANE
Appeared as: ISOBUTENE

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (BUTADIENE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
BHT

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

Fair

None

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

None

Fair

Fair

Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Appeared as: MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL

Limited

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Butane, Potassium Thioglycolate, Urea, Sodium Hydroxide, Propane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Silicate, Mineral Oil, Carbomer, Fragrance, Prunus Serrulata Flower Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Isobutene, Paraffin, Steareth-20, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Caprylyl Methicone, Sodium Gluconate, Phytosterols, Microcrystalline Wax, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glycerin, Sorbitan Oleate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHT

Directions from packaging:

Please Follow Directions Exactly.Read the Warnings section before use.Product can be used on arms, underarms, legs and bikini area.To Apply Spray:Shake well.Skin must be dry before application.In the shower or bathtub, spray about 4 inches from body part & apply an even layer. Do Not Rub In. Wash hands immediately after application.Leave on for 4 minutes, leave on for a few minutes longer. Do Not Exceed 10 Minutes of total application time. Total hair removal depends on hair thickness.To Remove:Gently wipe off with a damp washcloth. Do Not Rub.Once all hair has been removed, Rinse Skin Thoroughly with lukewarm water in the shower.Pat dry.Rinse nozzle & replace cap between uses.

Warnings from packaging:

Irritation or allergic reaction may occur with some people even after prior use without adverse effect. Therefore, test before each use by applying product to a small part of the area where hair is to be removed. Follow directions and wait 24 hours. If skin appears normal, proceed. Do not use on irritated, sunburned, inflamed or broken skin. Avoid spraying in eyes. Should product touch eyes, wash thoroughly with lukewarm water. If skin irritation occurs during use, rinse area with cold water. If eye or skin irritation persists, consult your physician. Do not use on face, around eyes, in nose, in ears, on breast nipples, perianal or vaginal / genital areas, product may cause surfaces to become slippery, avoid contact with bath items.Contents under pressure. Do not puncture or incinerate. Do not store at temperatures above 120°F. Use only as directed. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal. Keep Out of Reach of Children.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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