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As I Am Twist Defining Cream

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the As I Am Twist Defining Cream product label collected on April 30, 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 As I Am Twist Defining Cream is 5.

Data last updated: April 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (ACETAMIDE MEA)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited
DISODIUM ETHLENE DICOCAMIDE PEG 15 DISULFATE
Appeared as: DISODIUM ETHYLENE DICOCAMIDE PEG-15 DISULFATE

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

Fair
ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATES (C12)
Appeared as: LAURETH-23

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited
TERT-BUTYLHYDROQUINONE
Appeared as: TBHQ

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) SHELL POWDER
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT POWDER

None

Fair
BETA VULGARIS (COMMON BEET) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: BETA VULGARIS (BEET) ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA
Appeared as: CITRUS RETICULATA (TANGERINE) FRUIT EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (low)

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:

: AQUA/WATER/EAU, GLYCERIN, ACETAMIDE MEA, BETAINE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, TRIETHANOLAMINE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, CARBOMER, PHYTOSTEROLS, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT POWDER, PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA FRUIT POWDER, BETA VULGARIS (BEET) ROOT EXTRACT, CITRUS RETICULATA (TANGERINE) FRUIT EXTRACT, CETEARETH-25, DISODIUM ETHYLENE DICOCAMIDE PEG-15 DISULFATE, LAURETH-23, TBHQ, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, FRAGRANCE/PARFUM, COUMARIN, LIMONENE, LINALOOL.

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