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GSQ By Glamsquad Volumizing Texture Spray

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the GSQ By Glamsquad Volumizing Texture Spray product label collected on January 12, 2021 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 GSQ By Glamsquad Volumizing Texture Spray is 6.

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Data last updated: January 2021

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
OCTINOXATE
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited
JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) FLOWER EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
HYDROFLUOROCARBON 152A
Appeared as: HYDROFLOUROCARBON 152A

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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

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

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER)
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SPROUT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited
ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS (KIWI) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS (KIWI) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) JUICE EXTRACT

Limited
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (MAYPOPS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (PASSIONFLOWER) EXTRACT

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOZA KERNEL OIL

None
ADANSONIA DIGITATA SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED ADANSONIA DIGITATA SEED EXTRACT

Limited

Robust

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:

ETHANOL, HYDROFLOUROCARBON 152A, VP/VA COPOLYMER, ZEOLITE, TAPIOCA STARCH, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, GLYCERIN, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, PANTHENOL, SILICA, ALOE (ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF) JUICE, PEG/PPG-17/18 DIMETHICONE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SPROUT EXTRACT, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACT, BAMBUSA VULGARIS (BAMBOO) EXTRACT, EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT, ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS (KIWI) FRUIT EXTRACT, PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) JUICE EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT, PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (PASSIONFLOWER) EXTRACT, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, TRIDECETH-9, BISABOLOL, JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) FLOWER EXTRACT, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, ARGANIA SPINOZA KERNEL OIL, HYDROLYZED ADANSONIA DIGITATA SEED EXTRACT, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, WATER, SODIUM BENZOATE.

Directions from packaging:

Shake well. Hold 10" away from dry hair and spray evenly for lasting volume and texture. Safe for color treated and keratin treated hair. Contains UV protectants.

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