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Product score: 04

Data Availability:

Limited

Curls Dynasty Twisted Definition Cream

CATEGORY

Hair Styling Aide

BRAND

Curls Dynasty

DATA LAST UPDATED

October 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
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: 04
CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, cosmetic biocide, surfactant - emulsifying agent, antimicrobial, antistatic, emulsifying, preservative, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
BENZOIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, preservative, bulking, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CASTOR SEED 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
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: 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
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE 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
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: SHEA BUTTER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosityincreasing agent - nonaqueous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
MANUKA HONEY
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: 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
COCOS NUCIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: COCONUT FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
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Ingredient score: 01
TERMINALIA FERDINANDIANA (KAKADU PLUM) EXTRACT
Appeared as: KAKADU PLUM EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (MAYPOPS) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PASSION FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
VACCINIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (BLUEBERRY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: BLUEBERRY FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin protecting, soothing
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Ingredient score: 01
MUSA SAPIENTUM (PLANTAIN) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: BANANA FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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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
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
LAURIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - cleansing agentsurfactant-cleansing agent is included as a function for the soap form of lauric acid., cleansing, emulsifying, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
BEESWAX
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, epilating agent, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, film forming, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: CARANUBA WAX
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) epilating agent, depilatory
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Ingredient score: 01
CELLULOSE GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, fragrance ingredient, viscosity increasing agent -aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, masking, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: GINGER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, perfuming, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
DEHYDROACETIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredients from packaging:

ORGANIC ALOE JUICE INFUSED WITH ORGANIC MARSHMALLOW ROOT, CASTOR SEED OIL, SHEA BUTTER, MANUKA HONEY, SUNFLOWER SEED OIL, COCONUT FRUIT EXTRACT, KAKADU PLUM EXTRACT, PASSION FRUIT EXTRACT, BLUEBERRY FRUIT EXTRACT, BANANA FRUIT EXTRACT, BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, LAURIC ACID, BEESWAX, CARANUBA WAX, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, CELLULOSE GUM, GINGER EXTRACT, PHENOXYETHANOL, BENZOIC ACID, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, CITRIC ACID, FRAGRANCE

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.


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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