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Oyin Handmade Shine & Define Gentle Styling Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Oyin Handmade Shine & Define Gentle Styling Serum product label collected on September 29, 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 Oyin Handmade Shine & Define Gentle Styling Serum is 5.

Data last updated: September 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

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
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

None

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

None

Limited
EMULSIFYING WAX
Appeared as: EMULSIFYING WAX NF (VEGETABLE DERIVED)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX) SEED
Appeared as: LINUM USITATISSIMUM SEEDS (FLAX)

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

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA FRUIT) BUTTER

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA FRUIT) BUTTER

• Use restrictions (low)

Robust
HONEY
Appeared as: RAW HONEY

Fair
STEARIC ACID
Appeared as: STEARIC ACID (FROM PALM)

Fair
PECTIN
Appeared as: FRUIT PECTIN

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Fair

Fair

Limited

Limited
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL

• 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)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Linum Usitatissimum (Flax) Seeds (Organic), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Organic), Sea Vegetable Complex, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Unrefined Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Raw Honey, Vegetable Glycerin, Stearic Acid (From Palm), Emulsifying Wax Nf (Vegetable Derived), Fruit Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Dextrose, Phenoxyethanol, (And) Caprylyl Glycol (Preservative), Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Fragrance

Directions from packaging:

Apply generously, and finger comb using a ‘raking’ motion to make sure application is even. Set hair with braids or twists, and remove once completely dry. For a wash & go, finger style and air dry, or use a diffuser to hurry things along. Best used on damp or wet hair.

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