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Babo Botanicals Smoothing Detangling Spray, Softening Berry & Primrose Oil (2018 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Babo Botanicals Smoothing Detangling Spray, Softening Berry & Primrose Oil (2018 formulation) product label collected on February 26, 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 Babo Botanicals Smoothing Detangling Spray, Softening Berry & Primrose Oil (2018 formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: February 2018

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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: EUGENIA CARYOPHYLUS (CLOVE) FLOWER EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Limited

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

Limited
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL
Appeared as: OENOTHERA BLENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL

None

Limited
NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE (WATERCRESS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE (WATERCRESS) FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT

None

None

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

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA) LEAF EXTRACT

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: VANILLA PLANIFOLIA FRUIT EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

None

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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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

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

PURIFIED WATER, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, OENOTHERA BLENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL, VACCINIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (BLUEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT*, NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE (WATERCRESS) FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT*, PUERARIA LOBATA (KUDZU) ROOT EXTRACT*, SPIRAEA ULMARIA (MEADOWSWEET) FLOWER EXTRACT*, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT*, ALCOHOL, CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA) LEAF EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FLOWER EXTRACT, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SUCROSE LAURATE, SODIUM GLUCONATE, PHENETHYL ALCOHOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL EXTRACT, CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT, VANILLA PLANIFOLIA FRUIT EXTRACT, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT, EUGENIA CARYOPHYLUS (CLOVE) FLOWER EXTRACT, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER EXTRACT, RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT.

Directions from packaging:

Shake well. Spray on damp or dry hair to detangle or smoothen hair. Use in morning to manage bed head or cowlicks.

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