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St. Tropica Hot Oil Hair Mask

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the St. Tropica Hot Oil Hair Mask product label collected on March 05, 2019 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 St. Tropica Hot Oil Hair Mask is 1.

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Data last updated: March 2019

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
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: VIRGIN COCONUT OIL

Fair

None
AYURVEDIC HERBS BHRINGRAJ
Appeared as: BHRINGRAJ

Limited
HORSETAIL (EQUISETUM ARVENSE)
Appeared as: HORSETAIL

Limited

Limited
HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA (ROSELLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ORGANIC HIBISCUS

None

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.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Virgin Coconut Oil, Biotin, Organic Bhringraj, Organic Horsetail, Organic Amla, Organic Hibiscus, Organic Green Tea, Organic Coconut Butter, Organic Coconut Fruit Extract.

Directions from packaging:

Microwave-Safe Heating: (BPA-Free Package) 1. Lay unopened packet flat in microwave. 2. Heat for 20 seconds. 3. Remove packet from microwave using caution as packet and contents will be hot. Check for desired temperature by kneading unopened packet in your hands. If packet is too hot, let it cool to a desired temperature. 4. To re-heat, lay unopened packet in microwave for 10 second increments until desired temperature is reached. Hot Water/Kettle-Safe Heating: (BPA-Free Package) 1. Stand unopened packet (bend to fit) inside a heat-safe mug so that the top portion of the packet protrudes outside (above) the top of the mug. 2. Fill mug 4/5 full with hot water from a kettle and wait for 60 seconds. 3. Remove packet from mug using caution as packet and the water inside the mug will be hot. Check for desired temperature by kneading unopened packet in your hands. If packet is too hot, let it cool until desired temperature is reached Applying to Hair and Scalp: 1. Using caution as packet and contents may be hot, open by cutting along the dotted line on the back of packet. 2. Squeeze contents onto DRY hair and scalp and massage in gently. 3. Apply hair cap, or plastic wrap (not a towel) to head and hair. 4. Leave treatment in for minimum of 20 minutes. For best results, leave in overnight. 5. Shampoo hair TWICE with a clarifying shampoo, then condition hair to finish the treatment. RECOMMENDED USE: For maximum benefits repeat treatment weekly.

Warnings from packaging:

CAUTION: Do not leave microwave unattended • Do not heat packet for more than 20 seconds in any one instance • Use only as directed: excessive heating may cause packet to rupture and leak

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