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Alberto VO5 Crystal Clear Hairspray, Unscented

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Alberto VO5 Crystal Clear Hairspray, Unscented product label collected on October 16, 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 Alberto VO5 Crystal Clear Hairspray, Unscented is 2.

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Data last updated: October 2018

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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • 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

• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Good
PHANTOLIDE
Appeared as: ACETYL HEXAMETHYL INDAN

• Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

None

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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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:

ALCOHOL DENAT., HYDROFLUOROCARBON 152A, OCTYLACRYLAMIDE/ACRYLATES/BUTYLAMINOETHYL METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, VA/CROTONATES/VINYL NEODECANOATE COPOLYMER, AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL, DIMETHYL STEARAMINE, ACETYL HEXAMETHYL INDAN

Directions from packaging:

To Spray: Hold can upright 8-10 inches from hair.

Warnings from packaging:

Flammable. Do not use near fire, flame or sparks. Do not smoke until hair is thoroughly dry. Avoid spraying in eyes. Contents under pressure. Do not puncture, incinerate or crush. Do not expose to heat or store at temperatures above 120°F (49°C) as can may burst. Do not use if spray button is missing or defective. Keep out of reach of children. Use only as directed. Use only in well ventilated areas. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal.

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