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Product score: 04

Data Availability:

Limited

Bask & Bloom Essentials Hair Masque, Brahmi Root

CATEGORY

Hair Treatment/Serum

BRAND

Bask & Bloom Essentials

DATA LAST UPDATED

August 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • MODERATE
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    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: ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND FOR FRAGRANCE
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: 04
BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CASTOR OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, masking, moisturising, skin conditioning, smoothing, solvent
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (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
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) film former, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: DISTILLED WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
MADECASSIC ACID
Appeared as: INFUSED WITH BRAHMI
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ARCTIUM LAPPA (BURDOCK) ROOT
Appeared as: BURDOCK ROOT
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW) ROOT
Appeared as: MARSHMALLOW ROOT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
YUCCA L. (YUCCA) ROOT
Appeared as: YUCCA ROOT
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
ULMUS RUBRA (SLIPPERY ELM)
Appeared as: SLIPPERY ELM
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
HORSETAIL (EQUISETUM ARVENSE)
Appeared as: HORSETAIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE VERA JUICE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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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
STEARIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - emulsifying agentsurfactant-cleansing agent is included as a function for the soap form of stearic acid., cleansing, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, masking, refatting, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, opacifying agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent;surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, masking, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: AVOCADO OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL
Appeared as: WHEAT GERM OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
HONEY
Appeared as: RAW HONEY
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, emollient, moisturising
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Ingredient score: 01
CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM
Appeared as: GUAR GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, masking, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PRO VITAMIN B5
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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Ingredients from packaging:

Distilled Water and infused with Brahmi, Burdock Root, Marshmallow Root, Yucca Root, Slippery Elm and Horsetail, Aloe Vera Juice, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Avocado Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Castor Oil, Raw Honey, Guar Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Pro Vitamin B5, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Essential Oil Blend for Fragrance.

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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

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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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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