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Product score: 05

Data Availability:

Limited

Barlow's Forming Cream, Medium Hold/medium Shine

Barlow's Forming Cream, Medium Hold/medium Shine

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Styling Gel/Lotion

DATA LAST UPDATED

October 2021

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: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/EAU (AQUA)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 04
PETROLATUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, emollient, moisturising, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)
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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
POLYVINYLPOLYPYRROLIDONE
Appeared as: PVP
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, hair fixative, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, antistatic, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, hair fixing, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
VP/ VA COPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, hair fixative, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, binding, film forming, hair fixing
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Ingredient score: 01
LANOLIN WAX
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) binder, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, viscosity increasingagent - nonaqueous, antistatic, binding, emollient, emulsifying, film forming, foam boosting, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 03
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioningagent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) epilating agent, depilatory
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
CETEARETH-25
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 01
MINERAL OIL
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, solvent, antistatic, emollient, perfuming, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
OZOKERITE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, opacifying, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
DIOCTYL MALATE
Appeared as: DIETHYLHEXYL MALATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 04
PEG-40 CASTOR OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
SD ALCOHOL 40B
Appeared as: SD ALCOHOL 40-B (ALCOHOL DENAT.)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (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: 05
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) external analgesic, fragrance ingredient, oral health care drug, preservative, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent, masking, solvent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYQUATERNIUM-37
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, film former, hair fixative, antistatic, film forming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
PEG-10 SOYA STEROL
Appeared as: PEG-10 SOY STEROL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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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: 08
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE/PARFUM
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: 01
SUCROSE
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, humectant, skin conditioning, soothing
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Ingredient score: 01
PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/ DICAPRATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 01
PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, skin conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (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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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-45M
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 01
OPUNTIA VULGARIS (CACTUS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: OPUNTIA VULGARIS LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredients from packaging:

WATER/EAU (AQUA), PETROLATUM, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, PVP, VP/VA COPOLYMER, LANOLIN WAX, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, CETEARETH-25, MINERAL OIL, OZOKERITE, DIETHYLHEXYL MALATE, PEG-40 CASTOR OIL, SD ALCOHOL 40-B (ALCOHOL DENAT.), PHENOXYETHANOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, POLYQUATERNIUM-37, PEG-10 SOY STEROL, GLYCERIN, FRAGRANCE/PARFUM, SUCROSE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE, PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, PEG-45M, OPUNTIA VULGARIS LEAF EXTRACT

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.

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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