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Product score: 08

Data Availability:

Limited

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hairspray (2019 formulation)

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hairspray  (2019 formulation)

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Hair Spray

BRAND

Alterna

DATA LAST UPDATED

June 2019

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • MODERATE
    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: 03
SD ALCOHOL 40B
Appeared as: SD ALCOHOL 40-B (ALCOHOL DENAT.)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROFLUOROCARBON 152A
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) propellant
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
OCTYLACRYLAMIDE/ ACRYLATES/ BUTYLAMINOETHY LMETHACRYLATE COPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) film former, hair fixative, antistatic, film forming, hair fixing
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
CAVIAR EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: FENNEL (FOENICULUM VULGARE) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PIKEA ROBUSTA EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin protectant, skin conditioning, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
SACCHAROMYCES/ ZINC FERMENT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SACCHAROMYCES/ COPPER FERMENT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SACCHAROMYCES/ LYSATE EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) reducing agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antioxidant, reducing, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
LACTOFERRIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 05
RETINYL PALMITATE POLYPEPTIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
PHOSPHOLIPIDS
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CORN OLIGOSACCHARIDES
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTHENOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 08
CYCLOTETRASILOXANE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, solvent, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, solvent, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)
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Ingredient score: 01
PROTEIN
Appeared as: PEPTONE
Data Availability: Fair
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCINE MAX (SOYBEAN) SYMBIOSOME EXTRACT
Appeared as: GLYCINE MAX SYMBIOSOME LYSATE (SOYBEAN)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ADENOSINE TRIPHOSPHATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
NIACINAMIDE
Appeared as: NIACINAMIDE POLYPEPTIDE (VITAMIN B3)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, smoothing
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Ingredient score: 01
ASCORBIC ACID POLYPEPTIDE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTOTHENIC ACID POLYPEPTIDE
Appeared as: PANTOTHENIC ACID POLYPEPTIDE (VITAMIN B5)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
ACETYL METHIONINE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ACETYL SERINE
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
PHENYL TRIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, antifoaming, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
TRIETHYL CITRATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, plasticizer, antioxidant, deodorant, masking, plasticiser, solvent
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG/ PPG-17/ 18 DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 01
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRACAPRYLATE/ TETRACAPRATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient
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Ingredient score: 03
PPG-5-CETETH-20
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 01
PPG-2 MYRISTYL ETHER PROPIONATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
COPPER LYSL OXIDASE
Appeared as: COPPER OXIDASE
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
AMINO ACYL TRNA SYNTHETASE
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
MAGNESIUM SULFATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) bulking agent, bulking, hair conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 03
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioningagent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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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: 01
BENZYL BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, solvent, antimicrobial, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
BENZYL SALICYLATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, ultraviolet light absorber, masking, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
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: 01
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: 01
LYRAL
Appeared as: HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE
Appeared as: ALPHA-METHYL IONONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYLPHENYL
Data Availability: Limited
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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.

Product's animal testing policies

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Unknown

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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.

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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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