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Kenra Professionals Working Wax 15

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Kenra Professionals Working Wax 15 product label collected on January 15, 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 Kenra Professionals Working Wax 15 is 7.

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Data last updated: January 2021

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is MODERATE

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Good
OXYBENZONE
Appeared as: BENZOPHENONE-3

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

Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM/FRAGRANCE

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

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU

None

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

None

Fair
POLYVINYLPOLYPYRROLIDONE
Appeared as: PVP

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Limited

Limited
CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS (LEMONGRASS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

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For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Lanolin Wax, Mineral Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, PVP, Propylene Glycol, Tribehenin, Ceteareth-25, VP/VA Copolymer, Triethanolamine, Benzophenone-3, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Diazolidinyl Urea, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus extract, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Parfum/Fragrance, PEG-8 Beeswax.

Directions from packaging:

Apply a dime-sized amount in palms or fingertips and distribute evenly on damp or dry hair. Blow-dry, sculpt, and style, or allow to air-dry.

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