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Veet Botanic Warm Sugar Wax (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Veet Botanic Warm Sugar Wax (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 04, 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 Veet Botanic Warm Sugar Wax (2016 formulation) is 1.

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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

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient Concerns
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Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Robust

Fair

Limited

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Sucrose, Water, Citric Acid, Solanum Tuberosum (Potato) Starch, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil

Directions from packaging:

Before you start, please read pack precautions carefully. Detailed instructions can be found on leaflet inside.1. Heating the wax: Following the instructions, decide how you're going to heat the wax: In a pan of boiling water or in the microwave. Once the wax is heated, use the end of the spatula with the blue square (temperature indicator) to stir the wax for about a minute & check the temperature as explained in the leaflet.2. Applying the wax: Spread the wax, using the spatula, in the direction of hair growth in thin layers. Immediately place the strip over the layer of wax. Smooth the strip on the wax in the direction of hair growth.3. Removing the wax: Hold your skin taut. Grip the bottom end of the strip, & pull the strip back as quickly as you can, against the direction the hair grows. Pull the strip back on itself, close to the skin rather than away from it. You can re-use each strip even if wax is already stuck to it. But don't wax over the same area more than once. If you have any residue left on your skin, simply use water to remove it.

Warnings from packaging:

Read, follow & retain all precautions & directions.Overheated Wax Can Cause BurnsSuitable for use on legs, arms, underarms, bikini line, upper lip, cheeks & chin.No Suitable for use on the rest of the face, head, breast, perinal or genital areas or on any other body parts.Do Not use on varicose veins, scars, moles. spotty, broken, irritated, sunburnt skin or on skin that has had an adverse reaction to waxes in the past. Always leave 72 hours between hair removal sessions.Check with your doctor before using if you are on any medication which can affect the skin or if you suffer from any skin related disorder.Waxing is not suitable for the elderly, diabetics or people taking oral retinoids. Before use, make sure your skin is dry, non-irritated, & free of creams, oils or deodorant.Before every use, Test Your Skin Reaction by applying & removing the product to a small part of the area you wish to treat, following the directions for use. If after 24 hours there is no adverse reaction, continue to use.If you experience any smarting or tingling during use, remove the product immediately using the back of a used strip & then rinse thoroughly with cold water. If the sensation persists, seek medical advice.Do Not wax over the same area more than once.Skin may be more sensitive for a short time after use, so avoid scratching.After use we recommended waiting 24 hours before using anti-perspirant, any perfumed product, using artificial tanning equipment, swimming or sunbathing.Keep Out of Reach of ChildrenIf swallowed, seek medical advice immediately & show outer pack.Avoid contact with eyes. In case if contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water & seek medical advice.Waxing is suitable for pregnant women but may cause bruising.

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