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Product score: 04

Data Availability:

Limited

Aveda Light Elements Texturizing Creme (2018 formulation)

Aveda Light Elements Texturizing Creme (2018 formulation)

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CATEGORY

Hair Styling Aide

BRAND

Aveda

DATA LAST UPDATED

May 2018

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 05
LIMONENE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 05
GERANIOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
CITRONELLOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, antifoaming, emollient, skin conditioning, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
GLYCERYL BEHENATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
LINALOOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, deodorant, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
LECITHIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, antistatic, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 02
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
CETYL ESTERS
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
OCTYLDODECYL MYRISTATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
STEARIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - emulsifying agentsurfactant-cleansing agent is included as a function for the soap form of stearic acid., cleansing, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, masking, refatting, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
BATYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, emulsion stabilising, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient, skin conditioning, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
SASA VEITCHII EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
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Ingredient score: 01
OUBAKU EKISU
Appeared as: PHELLODENDRON AMURENSE BARK EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
HORDEUM DISTICHON (BARLEY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HORDEUM DISTICHON EXTRACT/EXTRAIT D'ORGE A DEUX RANGS (BARLEY)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX
Appeared as: EUPHORBIA CERIFERA WAX/CANDELILLA CERA/CIRE DE CANDELILLA (CANDELILLA)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent, emulsion stabilizer, film former, fragrance ingredient;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosity increasing agent- nonaqueous, emollient, film forming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX/CERA ALBA/CIRE D'ABEILLE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, epilating agent, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, film forming, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ARGININE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
JOJOBA ESTERS
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, moisturising, skin conditioning, soothing
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Ingredient score: 01
SQUALANE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, refatting, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Endocrine disruption (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
TRIBEHENIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 01
ACRYLIC ACID/ ACRYLONITROGENS COPOLYMER
Appeared as: ACRYLIC ACID/VP CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, viscosity increasing agent -aqueous, binding, film forming, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ORYZANOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PULLULAN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, binding, film forming
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Ingredient score: 01
GLUCONOLACTONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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Ingredient score: 01
CALCIUM GLUCONATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant, oral care, skin conditioning
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cetyl Esters, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Stearic Acid, Batyl Alcohol, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Sasa Veitchii Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract/Extrait D'Orge A Deux Rangs, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Candelilla Cera/Cire De Candelilla, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire D'Abeille, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Arginine, Jojoba Esters, Squalane, Tribehenin, Acrylic Acid/Vp Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Behenate, Oryzanol, Pullulan, Gluconolactone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Geraniol, Citronellol, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Cinnamal, Eugenol, Farnesol, Coumarin, Calcium Gluconate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate

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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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