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Monat Thickening Spray

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Monat Thickening Spray product label collected on January 16, 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 Monat Thickening Spray is 4.

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

None

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU

Limited
TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (RED CLOVER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (CLOVER) FLOWER EXTRACT

None

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

None

Fair
ARGININE HYDROCHLORIDE
Appeared as: ARGININE HCI

Fair

Fair

Fair

Limited

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

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.

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Alcohol Denat., Aqua/Water/Eau, AMP-Acrylates/Allyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Fragrance/Parfum, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Panthenol, Wheat Amino Acids, Soy Amino Acids, Arginine HCI, Serine, Threonine, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Dextran, Butylene Glycol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Citric Acid, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Cinnamal, Linalool.

Directions from packaging:

Wash your hair with your favorite MONAT shampoo and conditioner. Gently squeeze out the excess water. On damp hair, use 1-2 sweeping sprays on each section and blow dry. Style as usual.

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