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Product score: 04

Data Availability:

Limited

MoKnowsHair Curl Setting Gel

MoKnowsHair Curl Setting Gel

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CATEGORY

Hair Treatment/Serum

BRAND

Mo Knows Hair

DATA LAST UPDATED

October 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: 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: 03
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent, perfuming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT OIL
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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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
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) film former, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
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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
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN)
Appeared as: CHONDRUS CRISPUS POWDER
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, hair conditioning, masking
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
PECTIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, oral health care drug, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH
Appeared as: ZEA MAYS STARCH (CORN)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, skin protectant, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
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Ingredient score: 01
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA 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
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SCHINZIOPHYTON RAUTANENII KERNEL OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
CRAMBE ABYSSINICA SEED OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA OLEIFERA LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, astringent, skin conditioning
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Ingredients from packaging:

WATER ,XANTHAN GUM ,CHONDRUS CRISPUS POWDER ,PHENOXYETHANOL ,PECTIN ,PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL ,CAPRYLYL GLYCOL ,FRAGRANCE ,ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH ,ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL ,ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL ,ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE ,SCHINZIOPHYTON RAUTANENII KERNEL OIL ,PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL ,CRAMBE ABYSSINICA SEED OIL ,GLYCERIN ,HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN ,CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER ,CAMELLIA OLEIFERA LEAF EXTRACT ,CINNAMYL ALCOHOL ,COUMARIN ,LINALOOL

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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