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Scotch Porter Smoothing Hair Balm

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Scotch Porter Smoothing Hair Balm product label collected on August 17, 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 Scotch Porter Smoothing Hair Balm is 4.

Data last updated: August 2020

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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • 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
  • Contamination concerns
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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)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL

Limited

None

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited
ARCTIUM LAPPA (BURDOCK) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARCTIUM LAPPA ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: EQUISOTUM ARVENSE EXTRACT

Limited

None

Fair

Fair

Limited
HYDROLYZED PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED KALE PROTEIN

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (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:

Water (Aqua), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dipentaerythrityl Hexa C5-9 Acid Esters, Cetyl Alcohol, Pentylene Glycol, Fragrance (Parfum), 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tropolone, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Phytate, Sodium PCA, Glycerin, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Equisotum Arvense Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Biotin, Phospholipids, Hydrolyzed Kale Protein, Hydrolyzed Carrot Protein, Hydrolyzed Lemon Protein

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