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Product score: 06

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Monat Inner Force Restructuring Serum

Monat Inner Force Restructuring Serum

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Hair Treatment/Serum

BRAND

Monat

DATA LAST UPDATED

January 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE/PARFUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 06
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 06
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) external analgesic, fragrance ingredient, oral health care drug, preservative, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent, masking, solvent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, cleansing, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
CINNAMIDOPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
PROPANEDIOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent -occlusive, perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasingagent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHYL MACADAMIATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, viscosityincreasing agent - aqueous, emulsion stabilising, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
LIMNANTHES VERSICOLOR (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, deodorant, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
CRAMBE ABYSSINICA SEED OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient, skin conditioning, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ADANSONIA DIGITATA OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
MAURITIA FLEXUOSA FRUIT OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
GARDENIA TAHITENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: GARDENIA TAITENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
MORINGA OLEIFERA SEED OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CARYOCAR BRASILIENSE FRUIT OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, abrasive, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CERAMIDE NP
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
CERAMIDE AP
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
CERAMIDE EOP
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROLYZED JOJOBA ESTERS
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, film former, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent -occlusive, surfactant - emulsifying agent, film forming, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
JOJOBA ESTERS
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, moisturising, skin conditioning, soothing
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTHENOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
TOCOPHEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 01
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS (BITTER ALMOND) PROTEIN
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS PROTEIN (SWEET ALMOND)
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
PISUM SATIVUM (PEA) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin protectant, skin conditioning, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
EQUISETUM HIEMALE EXTRACT
Appeared as: EQUISETUM HYEMALE EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, cleansing, emollient, soothing, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS LEAF/ ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA (BAMBOO) STEM EXTRACT
Appeared as: BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
WHEAT AMINO ACIDS
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, skin protecting, soothing
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Ingredient score: 01
SOY AMINO ACIDS
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ARGININE HYDROCHLORIDE
Appeared as: ARGININE HCL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SERINE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
THREONINE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, hair waving or straightening
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Ingredient score: 01
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN)
Appeared as: CARRAGEENAN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, hair conditioning, masking
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLUCOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioning agent- miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM PALMITATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent -aqueous, cleansing, emulsifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PHYTOSPHINGOSINE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CHOLESTEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning, stabilising, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
CARBOMER
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Ethyl Macadamiate, Propanediol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Adansonia Digitata Oil, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Gardenia Taitensis Flower Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Caryocar Brasiliense Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Jojoba Esters, Panthenol, Tocopherol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Protein, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Equisetum Hyemale Extract, Althaea Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Extract, Wheat Amino Acids, Soy Amino Acids, Arginine HCl, Serine, Threonine, Cetearyl Glucoside, Carrageenan, Glucose, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Palmitate, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Fragrance/Parfum, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Limonene

Directions from packaging:

Apply 1-2 pumps in the palm of the hand (depending on length of hair - use more if needed). Apply onto towel-dried hair. Leave in, do not rinse. Style as usual. Use daily for best results.

Product's animal testing policies

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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.

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The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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