Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray

Sephora photo
Once again Sephora wants me to know I'm seriously out of touch with the latest trends by splashing pronouncements and pretty pictures all over my inbox.

Hey, I'm not that out of touch. I already know beach-y textured hair becomes a trend every summer. As the proud owner of textured hair I also know taking good care of it can be really time consuming and expensive.
Bumble and Bumble photo

The $28.00 for 4 oz. of Salt Spray is fairly off-putting. Along with the price is the press. Something that, "promotes a dry, gritty texture"? That's just not the direction I want to go with my hair. But if you think you might be tempted to spring for this product here's what you're getting...

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray 
Water, Magnesium Sulfate, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Isoceteth-20, Citric Acid, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Citronellol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Linalool, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Fragrance

 Hazard Rating:
Data: Limited
Health ConcernMODERATE
Product Typestyling gel / lotion
Made byBumble and Bumble by Estée Lauder
Data last updatedJuly 2011
how to read the score
Health Concerns Of Ingredients:

About the ratings
Overall Hazardyes
Developmental & reproductive toxicityyes
Allergies & immunotoxicityyes
Use restrictionsyes
Other HIGH concerns: Persistence and bioaccumulation, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Contamination concerns, Occupational hazards
Other MODERATE concerns: Neurotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Other LOW concerns: Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology, Data gaps

Bumble and Bumble photo

In the interest of full disclosure... Magnesium sulfate, the second ingredient in the list for Surf Spray receives a zero hazard rating from Skin Deep. The site also notes
it's an inorganic salt found in sea water and  mineral deposits and has not been assessed
for safety in cosmeticsHere are some of it's synonyms:

Anhydrous Magnesium Sulfate
Epsom Salt,
Sulfuric Acid
Magnesium Salt,
Magnesium Salt Sulfuric Acid

Final Analysis:
Would it be too b**chy of me to say I guess it depends on how important it is to you to look beach-y?