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AXE

Made by:
Unilever
Health Concerns of Ingredients:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredients Used by AXE

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
FRAGRANCE60 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
BUTANE13 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (BUTADIENE)
Data: Good
ISOBUTANE12 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (BUTADIENE)
Data: Fair
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)15 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Cancer, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE22 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
EXT D&C VIOLET 21 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE7 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE22 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology, Cancer
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINE3 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
SD ALCOHOL 17 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: None
BHT20 productsCancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
PROPANE12 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SD ALCOHOL 40B4 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: Limited
COCAMIDE MEA14 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: None
D&C ORANGE 41 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PETROLATUM2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
LACTIC ACID1 productsUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN1 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE13 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
PEG-8 DISTEARATE12 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-150 DISTEARATE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
POLYSORBATE-201 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
STEARETH-21 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE17 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE9 productsOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
MINERAL OIL1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ALUMINUM CHLOROHYDRATE5 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
D&C RED 3316 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C YELLOW 102 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 510 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL3 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PPG-5-CETETH-202 productsUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
TALC11 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)
Data: Fair
STEARETH-211 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE1 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE22 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
STEARETH-202 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL2 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, OXAZOLIDINE)
Data: Fair
BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
FD&C BLUE 18 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE1 productsOccupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL15 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OLETH-10 PHOSPHATE2 productsEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
SILVER CHLORIDE1 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM CHLORIDE2 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDES7 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTA21 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MICA8 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUS4 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
ALUMINUM ZIRCONIUM TETRACHLOROHYDREX GLYCINE COMPLEX12 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES COPOLYMER4 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: Limited
GLYCERIN4 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACID21 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
TEA DODECYLBENZENESULFONATE10 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-21 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DEHYDRO XANTHAN GUM1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
FD&C GREEN 51 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROLYZED CORN STARCH2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DIPENTAERYTHRITYL HEXACAPRYLATE/HEXACAPRATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYAMINOPROPYL BIGUANIDE STEARATE4 productsNone Identified
Data: None
YUCCA SCHIDIGERA FRUIT JUICE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
BLUE 15 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
YELLOW 61 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POLYQUATERNIUM 692 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONOL10 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE5 productsNone Identified
Data: None
OZOKERITE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
YELLOW 10 ALUMINUM LAKE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
ACRYLIC ACID/ ACRYLONITROGENS COPOLYMER2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CARAMEL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROFLUOROCARBON 152A16 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM SULFATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MALTODEXTRIN2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHOL5 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-41 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: None
TRIDECYL TRIMELLITATE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: None
POLOXAMINE 13071 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CARBOMER10 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCOL DISTEARATE1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE7 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL12 productsData gaps
Data: Limited
LANOLIN WAX1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POLYQUATERNIUM-102 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-112 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM STEARATE3 productsEcotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Limited
SYNTHETIC WAX1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
VP/ VA COPOLYMER3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOL4 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL4 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
STEARYL ALCOHOL12 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTA10 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
PVP3 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENE1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Data gaps
Data: None
PROPYLENE CARBONATE5 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
PPG-922 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM SULFATE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PPG-14 BUTYL ETHER17 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM CHLORIDE21 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER32 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust

* Product counts only include current formulations sold by this brand. The brand may have other discontinued formulations that use this ingredient. Clicking on the link "X products" will identify all product formulations by this brand that have used the ingredient.



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