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Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hairspray

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hairspray product label collected on June 28, 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 Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hairspray is 7.

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Data last updated: June 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

None

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited
SD ALCOHOL 40B
Appeared as: SD ALCOHOL 40-B (ALCOHOL DENAT.)

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU

None

Limited
FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: FENNEL (FOENICULUM VULGARE) EXTRACT

None

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

None

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

Fair

Fair

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
PROTEIN
Appeared as: PEPTONE

Fair
GLYCINE MAX (SOYBEAN) SYMBIOSOME EXTRACT
Appeared as: GLYCINE MAX SYMBIOSOME LYSATE (SOYBEAN)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair

None
NIACINAMIDE POLYPEPTIDE
Appeared as: NIACINAMIDE POLYPEPTIDE (VITAMIN B3)

None

None
PANTOTHENIC ACID POLYPEPTIDE
Appeared as: PANTOTHENIC ACID POLYPEPTIDE (VITAMIN B5)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Fair

None

None

None
COPPER LYSL OXIDASE
Appeared as: COPPER OXIDASE

Limited

Fair

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:

SD Alcohol 40-B (Alcohol Denat.), Hydrofluorocarbon 152A, Octylacrylamide/ Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Aqua/Water/EAU, Caviar Extract, Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare) Extract, Pikea Robusta Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Saccharomyces (Lysate, Copper, Zinc) Ferment, Superoxide Dismutase, Lactoferrin, Retinyl Palmitate Polypeptide, Phospholipids, Corn Oligosaccharides, Panthenol, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Aminomethyl Propanol, Peptone, Glycine max (Soybean) Symbiosome Lysate, Adenosine Triphosphate, Niacinamide Polypeptide (Vitamin B3), Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide, Pantothenic Acid Polypeptide (Vitamin B5), Acetyl Methionine, Acetyl Serine, Phenyl Trimethicone, Triethyl Citrate, PEG/PPG-17/18 Dimethicone, Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/Tetracaprate, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Copper Oxidase, Amino Acyl tRNA Synthetase, Magnesium Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, Alpha-Methyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional.

Directions from packaging:

Style hair as desired. Hold can 6 to 12 inches away from hair and spray.

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