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Ivy & Elder Willow Talk Leave-In Hair Mask

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Ivy & Elder Willow Talk Leave-In Hair Mask product label collected on November 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 Ivy & Elder Willow Talk Leave-In Hair Mask is 3.

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Data last updated: November 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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • 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

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

Limited

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

Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair

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

None

Limited
PENTACLETHRA MACROLOBA (PRACAXI) SEED OIL
Appeared as: PENTACLETHRA MACROLOBA SEED OIL

Limited
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED EXTRACT

None

None

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER)
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SPROUT EXTRACT

None

Fair

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), Alcohol Denat.*, Cetyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Diheptyl Succinate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Propanediol, Orbignya Speciosa Kernel Oil, Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Glycerin, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Salix Alba (White Willow) Bark Extract, Panthenol, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Pod Extract, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Behenyl/Stearyl Aminopropanediol Esters, Maltodextrin, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Directions from packaging:

Apply to towel-dried hair. May be used alone or as a nourishing styling base. Use sparingly.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Keep away from eyes. If irritation occurs, discontinue use.

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