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Hair Off Facial Creme Hair Remover (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Hair Off Facial Creme Hair Remover (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 Hair Off Facial Creme Hair Remover (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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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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)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

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

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMIS SATIVA (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT

Good

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

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:

Water, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Calcium Hydroxide, Thioglycolic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Potassium Hydroxide, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Silicate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Ceteareth 20, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativa (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

Directions from packaging:

Important: Before using, always do a patch test on area of skin where hair is to be removed and wait 24 hours. If no irritation occurs, continue. See further instructions in the enclosed booklet. Read the enclosed instruction booklet and the caution/warning statements carefully and completely before using.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from and do not use eyes, eyelids, eyebrows and eyelashes. Should product come in contact with eyes, flush thoroughly with lukewarm water. If irritation occurs, consult your physician. This product can be used on the face but should not be used on areas with varicose veins, pimples, moles or warts. Do not use on: mucous membranes, breast nipples, perianal, vaginal or genital warts, in nose or ears, lips, recently tweezed, waxed or shaved areas, rashes, irritations, eczema, sunburn, chapped, peeling, injured, inflamed or broken skin. If irritation/rash appears, discontinue use. View All Products In Facial Category

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