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Sportin' Waves Maximum Hold Gel Pomade for All Hair Types

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Sportin' Waves Maximum Hold Gel Pomade for All Hair Types product label collected on February 04, 2020 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 Sportin' Waves Maximum Hold Gel Pomade for All Hair Types is 4.

Data last updated: February 2020

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

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

Fair
PETROLATUM
Appeared as: 42253 SS11 - PETROLATUM

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM / MINERAL OIL

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

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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:

42253 SS11 - PETROLATUM, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM / MINERAL OIL, POLYSORBATE 20, PARAFFIN, FRAGRANCE, DIMETHICONE, SALICYLIC ACID, BENZYL SALICYLATE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, LINALOOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL, AMYL CINNAMAL, LIMONENE, BENZYL BENZOATE.

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