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AXE Hair Paint Styling Paste Temporary Hair Color, Green

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the AXE Hair Paint Styling Paste Temporary Hair Color, Green product label collected on February 19, 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 AXE Hair Paint Styling Paste Temporary Hair Color, Green is 4.

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Data last updated: February 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

Fair
CI 42090 (FD&C BLUE NO. 1 OR D&C BLUE NO. 4)
Appeared as: BLUE 4 (CI 42090)

• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited
D&C YELLOW NO. 10 (CI 47005)
Appeared as: YELLOW 10 (CI 47005)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ZINC, ANILINE, and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair
MICA
Appeared as: MICA (CI 77019)

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

Limited
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS
Appeared as: CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (EAU)

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX (CIRE D'ABEILLE)

Fair

Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: COPERNICIA CERIFERA WAX (CARNAUBA)

Limited

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

None
BIS(GLYCIDOXYPHENYL)PROPANE/ BISAMINOMETHYLNORBORNANE COPOLYMER
Appeared as: BIS PROPANE/BISAMINOMETHYLNORBORNANE COPOLYMER (GLYCIDOXYPHENYL)

Limited

Fair

None

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

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:

WATER (EAU), BUTYLENE GLYCOL, BEESWAX (CIRE D'ABEILLE), STEARIC ACID, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX (CIRE DE CARNAUBA), CETEARYL ALCOHOL, PEG-60 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG/PPG-20/20 PHENYLISOPROPYL CAPRYLYL DIMETHICONE, BIS (GLYCIDOXYPHENYL) PROPANE/BISAMINOMETHYLNORBORNANE COPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), VP/VA COPOLYMER, AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL, CARBOMER, COCODIMONIUM HYDROXYPROPYL HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), MICA (CI 77019), CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288), BLUE 4 (CI 42090), YELLOW 10 (CI 47005)

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