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Product score: 06

Data Availability:

Limited

Nexxus Ultralight Smooth Frizz Defy Cream Serum

Nexxus Ultralight Smooth Frizz Defy Cream Serum

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CATEGORY

Hair Treatment/Serum

BRAND

Nexxus

DATA LAST UPDATED

May 2022

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    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
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: 06
HYDROXYCITRONELLAL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (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: 05
BENZYL SALICYLATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, ultraviolet light absorber, masking, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
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Ingredient score: 05
EUGENOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 05
GERANIOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 05
LIMONENE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
POLYACRYLAMIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, hair fixative, antistatic, binding, film forming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
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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: 04
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent -occlusive, masking, moisturising, skin conditioning, soothing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
CITRONELLOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, antifoaming, emollient, skin conditioning, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, solvent, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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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: 03
PEG-8 METHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
LAURETH-7
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 03
C10-40 ISOALKYLAMIDOPROPYLETHYLDIMONIUM ETHOSULFATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
LINALOOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, deodorant, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
HYDROLYZED KERATIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, nail conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, film forming, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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
MICA
Appeared as: MICA (CI 77019)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (EAU)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
DIMETHICONOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, antifoaming, emollient, moisturising
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Ingredient score: 01
PHENYL TRIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, antifoaming, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, emollient
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHYLHEXYL HYDROXYSTEARATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROLYZED SWEET ALMOND PROTEIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE
Appeared as: BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
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Ingredient score: 01
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying agent, sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredients from packaging:

WATER (EAU), DIMETHICONE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, POLYACRYLAMIDE, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN, PEG-8 METHICONE, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), ETHYLHEXYL HYDROXYSTEARATE, LAURETH-7, DISODIUM EDTA, IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, C10- 40 ISOALKYLAMIDOPROPYLETHYLDIMONIUM ETHOSULFATE, HYDROLYZED SWEET ALMOND PROTEIN, HYDROLYZED KERATIN, HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) FLOWER EXTRACT, BENZYL ALCOHOL, BENZYL SALICYLATE, CITRONELLOL, EUGENOL, GERANIOL, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

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Unknown

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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.

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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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