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Product score: 03

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Acure Wave & Curl Color Wellness Conditioner

Acure Wave & Curl Color Wellness Conditioner

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CATEGORY

Conditioner

BRAND

Acure

DATA LAST UPDATED

October 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    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: 05
STEARALKONIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, antistatic, preservative, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 05
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Data Availability: None
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CONCERNS • 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)
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Ingredient score: 05
CITRUS RETICULATA PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • 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)
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Ingredient score: 05
JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) OIL
Appeared as: JASMINUM OFFICINALE OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, moisturising, skin conditioning, soothing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, preservative
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
PELAGONIUM GRAVEOLENS OIL
Appeared as: PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
LACTIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) exfoliant, fragrance ingredient, humectant, ph adjuster, skin-conditioning agent -humectant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, buffering, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA (ROSE HIP) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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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
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent -occlusive, perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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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
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (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
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
SORBITAN OLIVATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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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
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, emollient, masking, skin conditioning, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, film forming, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM LEVULINATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, antimicrobial agent, cosmetic astringent, fragrance ingredient, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ARGININE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM FLOWER OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTHENOL
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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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) adhesive, binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
TOCOPHEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 01
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: BORAGO OFFICINALIS SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
TANACETUM ANNUUM (BLUE TANSY) FLOWER OIL
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, sunscreen agent, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, hair conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
RUBUS FRUTICOSUS (BLACKBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, not reported, astringent, masking, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, not reported
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Ingredient score: 01
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ASPALATHUS LINEARIS LEAF EXTRACT , (ROOIBOS)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredients from packaging:

WATER (AQUA), CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, STEARALKONIUM CHLORIDE, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, SORBITAN OLIVATE, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL*, CETYL ALCOHOL, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM LEVULINATE, ALCOHOL, ARGININE, ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM FLOWER OIL, CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL OIL, JASMINUM OFFICINALE OIL, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) OIL, PANTHENOL, LACTIC ACID, POTASSIUM SORBATE, HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE, TOCOPHEROL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, BORAGO OFFICINALIS SEED OIL, TANACETUM ANNUUM (BLUE TANSY) FLOWER OIL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACT, EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT*, RUBUS FRUTICOSUS (BLACKBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT*, PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT*, ROSA CANINA (ROSE HIP) FRUIT EXTRACT*, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) FLOWER EXTRACT*, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT*, ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) LEAF EXTRACT*.

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.


PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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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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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.

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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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