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Koils by Nature Herbal Curl Defining Gel, Fragrance Free

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Koils by Nature Herbal Curl Defining Gel, Fragrance Free product label collected on August 02, 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 Koils by Nature Herbal Curl Defining Gel, Fragrance Free is 2.

Data last updated: August 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: RICINUS COMMUNIS (JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR SEED) OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DISTILLED WATER

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD)
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS

Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) LEAF
Appeared as: *ORGANIC URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE LEAF)

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

None
LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT (LEUCIDAL LIQUID)

None
SODIUM CARBOMER
Appeared as: SODIUM CARBOMER (PRE-NEUTRALIZED CARBOMER)

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) OIL
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) OIL

Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL
Appeared as: MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLLIA (MACADAMIA NUT) OIL

Fair

Limited
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE (GUARSILK)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW) ROOT
Appeared as: *ORGANIC ALTHAEA OFFICIANALIS (MARSHMELLOW ROOT) POWDER

Limited
ULMUS RUBRA (SLIPPERY ELM)
Appeared as: *ORGANIC ULMUS RUBRA (SLIPPERY ELM BARK) POWDER

Limited

Fair

Limited
MORINGA OLEIFERA
Appeared as: *ORGANIC MORINGA OLEIFERA (MORINGA LEAF) POWDER

Fair

• Use restrictions (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.

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."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

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:

(DISTILLED WATER) INFUSED WITH *ORGANIC CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA FLOWER) AND *ORGANIC URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE LEAF), ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA LEAF JUICE), POTASSIUM SORBATE, LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT (LEUCIDAL LIQUID), SODIUM CARBOMER (PRE-NEUTRALIZED CARBOMER), BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA OIL), MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLLIA (MACADAMIA NUT OIL), VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPESEED OIL), GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE (GUARSILK), *ORGANIC ALTHAEA OFFICIANALIS (MARSHMELLOW ROOT POWDER), *ORGANIC ULMUS RUBRA (SLIPPERY ELM BARK POWDER), MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO ALPHONSO POWER FRUIT EXTRACT), RICINUS COMMUNIS (JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR SEED OIL), OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE OIL), *ORGANIC MORINGA OLEIFERA (MORINGA LEAF POWDER), SORBIC ACID, BENZOIC ACID, PHENETHYL ALCOHOL, CITRIC ACID

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