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Honest Beauty Honestly Protected Heat Defense Spray

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Honest Beauty Honestly Protected Heat Defense Spray product label collected on October 17, 2018 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 Honest Beauty Honestly Protected Heat Defense Spray is 4.

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Data last updated: October 2018

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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

None

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL OIL

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

None

Robust

None

Fair

Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

None

None

Fair

Limited
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) OIL
Appeared as: HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES FRUIT OIL

Fair
ARGININE HYDROCHLORIDE
Appeared as: ARGININE HCL

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

None

None

Limited

Limited
THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM (THEOBROMA) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM SEED BUTTER

Fair

None

Limited
AMYRIS BALSAMIFERA (WEST INDIAN ROSEWOOD) BARK OIL
Appeared as: AMYRIS BALSAMIFERA BARK OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL
Appeared as: POGOSTEMON CABLIN OIL

Limited
COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) OIL
Appeared as: COMMIPHORA MYRRHA OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Limited

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

None

Limited

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Robust

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

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 (Aqua), Alcohol Denat., Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Sorbitan Oleate Decylglucoside Crosspolymer, Honey, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Barley Protein, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Soy Amino Acids, Wheat Amino Acids, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Oil, Arginine HCl, Serine, Threonine, Panthenol, Niacinamide, Tocotrienols, Tocopherol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Ceramide NP, Tocopheryl Acetate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Bambusa Textilis Stem Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Commiphora Myrrha Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Vanillin, Sodium Phytate, Cocoglucosides Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Gluconolactone, Linalyl Acetate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Gamma-Nonalactone, Citral

Directions from packaging:

Spritz onto towel-dried or dry hair. Comb through for even distribution. Allow hair to dry before heat styling.

Warnings from packaging:

FLAMMABLE. USE ONLY AS DIRECTED. Do not use near open fire. Avoid contact with eyes. If irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult your doctor. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Do not store at temperatures above 120F (50C).

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