American Crew Pomade
Water (Aqua, Eau)
PEG-25 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Diisopropyl Dimer Dlinoleate
Hydroxypropyl Bisstearyldimonium Chloride
Panax Ginseng Root Extract
Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract
Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract
Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde
Water: H2O, the stuff we drink.
PEG-25 Hydrogenated Castor Oil: is the polyethylene glycol ether of either propylene glycol. It is used in personal care products as surfactants, skin conditioning agents, emollients, and solvents. It is generally considered to be non toxic. However they are known to contain such contaminates as ethylene oxide, 1,4-dioxane, polycyclic aromatic compounds, as well as heavy metals-lead, iron, cobalt, nickel, cadmium, and arsenic. All known toxins.
Lanolin: also called wool wax or wool grease, is a yellow waxy substance secreted by the sebaceous glands most commonly by the domesticated sheep. The extraction can be performed by squeezing the sheep's harvested wool between rollers. It is considered to be non toxic and safe for the environment. However there have been cases of people being poisoned by Lanolin. It generally occurs when someone consumers a large amount of non-medicinal grade lanolin.
Diisopropyl Dimer Dlinoleate: It is produced from the reaction of isopropyl alcohol and dilinoleic acid, and essential fatty acid derived from vegetable oil. It is not considered to be carcinogenic or mutagenic. It is generally considered to be safe and non-toxic due to the fact that it does not seem able to penetrate past the skin barrier.
Hydroxypropyl Bisstearyldimonium Chloride: From my research, I was able to glean very little information about this ingredient. There seems to be large gaps of information surrounding this chemical. From what I could find, it is used as an antistatic and hair conditioning agent. I could not find any information regarding toxicity, I will keep looking into this ingredient.
Panax Ginseng Root Extract: Here is an interesting fact, Ginseng may be taken orally for diverse supposed benefits, such as for aphrodisiac, stimulants, type 2 diabetes or for sexual dysfunction in men. Though it may be found in cosmetic preparations as well, but has not been shown to be clinically effective. Companies, thus may add this ingredient for the simple use of green washing their product and attempting to convince, by stating on the label that their product must be healthy because it contains Ginseng. If one looks on the label of this particular item ginseng is the 4th last ingredient in the product. Which means that the actual amount could be minuscule to begin with.
Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract: Is also known as soap bark tree, it belongs in the family Quillajaceae. It is native to warm temperate central Chile. There appears to be little concern of toxicity to humans or the environment.
PVP: is also called povidone or polyvinylpyrrolidone, and is a polymer. Yes, it can be found in more than just a pair of pants. It is used as a binding agent in products. It is considered to be safe to use, and of fairly low toxicity. It does not appear to be a contact toxin, developmental toxin or a genotoxin.
Propylene glycol: is an organic double alcohol. It is used as a skin conditioning agent, a fragrance, and humectant. It is classified as a skin irritant, and can cause conjunctivitis of the eye. It is also considered to be a mutagen, a broad systemic toxin, and an immune system toxin.
Parfum (Fragrance): Used to make the product smell nice. Though it is not considered to be harmful or a toxin, it does cause some individuals to develop headaches if it is labelled that it is derived from natural sources. However, the
Butylphenyl Methylpropional: Is a synthetic fragrance. It is considered to be a skin irritant, its use is restricted in both leave-on and wash-off products because of its powerful sensitisation potential. There have been studies suggesting that it can cause sperm damage and negative central nervous system effects.
Citronellol: Citronellol is used in perfumes and insect repellents. It is produced by hydrogenation of geraniol. This ingredient is subject to restrictions on use in fragrances under standards issued by the international Fragrance Association. They are also known to be powerful allergens and sensitisers.
Geraniol: is a lipid and an alcohol. It is derived from citronella oil, rose oil and palmarosa oil. It is used in cosmetics and personal care products as a fragrance ingredient. It is a known human immune system toxicant and is one of the EU's Banned and Restricted Fragrances. Now as I write this I want to make it clear that the information surrounding this seems pretty limited. The most information I have found against this ingredient is that it is an allergen for those who suffer from perfumes. I am not sure who it was that funded the banned list and why citronella was on it. However I will keep looking. As far as my research has lead, it appears to be a fairly good ingredient, unlike a lot of the chemical ones that appear on most labels. If anyone has any other thoughts, enlightenment or information on this ingredient, please leave a comment.
Hydroxycitronellal: Is a perfume ingredient providing a floral scent. It is considered to be a skin irritant and toxin causing dermatitis. It is also considered to be an organ toxin.
Hexyl Cinnamal: Is a natural fragrance additive. It is a known allergen and irritant. It can also cause central nervous system disruption as well as skin, eye and respiratory tract irritation. It can also trigger asthma attacks.
Limonene: is a colourless liquid hydrocarbon (compound consisting of hydrogen and carbon) and is classified as a cyclic terpene. It takes its name from the lemon or lemon rind, which contains considerable amounts of this compound, which contributes to their odour of citrus or oranges. Thus it is used as a fragrance ingredient. It is considered to be a skin irritant as well as a respiratory irritant. There have been studies showing it causes tumours in small rodents but it appears that scientists are interested in its anti-cancer fighting properties.
Linalool: Is a naturally occurring terpene alcohol found in a number of spice plants and flowers. It is used as a masking agent and perfume. It is also used as an insecticide.
Propylparaben: used as a preservative. Parabens in general are known to cause skin irritation, contact dermatitis and contact allergies. Propylparabens also mimic oestrogen, which is linked to breast cancer, ovary, uterus and testicles cancer. It is also considered to be a developmental toxin.
Diazolidinyl Urea: is an antimicrobial preservative. It acts as a formaldehyde releaser. It is a known carcinogen, causes allergic reactions, contact dermatitis, headaches, irritates mucous membranes, causes depression, headaches, fatigue, dizziness and immune dysfunction.
Benzoic Acid: occurs naturally free and bound as benzoic acid esters in many plant and animal species. It is a known contact allergen and skin irritant, as well as a known liver and kidney toxin. It is also a respiratory toxin and nervous system toxin. Prolonged exposure can also cause target organ damage.