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Product score: 04

Data Availability:

Limited

Playa Soft Volume Powder

Playa Soft Volume Powder

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Hair Styling Aide

BRAND

Playa

DATA LAST UPDATED

March 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    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: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, anticaking agent, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, anticaking, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)
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Ingredient score: 02
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, suspending agent- nonsurfactant, anticaking, opacifying
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
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Ingredient score: 02
HECTORITE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, viscosityincreasing agent - aqueous, bulking, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI77489; CI77491; CI77492; CI77499)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) adhesive, artificial nail builder, binder, film former, hair fixative, suspending agent -nonsurfactant, antistatic, binding, film forming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
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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: 01
KAOLIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, skin protectant;slip modifier, anticaking, bulking, opacifying
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
TAPIOCA STARCH
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
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Ingredient score: 01
VETIVERIA ZIZANIOIDES ROOT OIL
Appeared as: VETIVERIA ZIZANOIDES ROOT OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
MOROCCAN LAVA CLAY
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, bulking agent, emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, viscosityincreasing agent - aqueous, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, perfuming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
MAGNESIUM STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) anticaking agent, bulking agent, colorant, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, anticaking, bulking, cosmetic colorant, moisturising
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Ingredient score: 01
CI 77713
Appeared as: MAGNESIUM CARBONATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, ph adjuster, binding, bulking, opacifying
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) STARCH
Appeared as: OZYZA SATIVA STARCH (RICE)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, bulking agent, binding, bulking, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Ozyza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Kaolin, Tapioca Starch, Silica, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Moroccan Lava Clay, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Water, Hectorite, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Iron Oxides (CI77489, CI77491, CI77492, CI77499), Sodium Benzoate, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Carbonate, Acrylates Copolymer, Potassium Sorbate, 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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