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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
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)8 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FRAGRANCE104 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CETEARETH-251 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: None
BUTANE8 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BUTADIENE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ISOBUTANE2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BUTADIENE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)32 productsCancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE49 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SILICA, CRYSTALLINE (QUARTZ)4 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
EXT D&C VIOLET 23 productsCancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE19 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE48 productsCancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BHT20 productsCancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
D&C VIOLET 21 productsCancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINE12 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SD ALCOHOL 11 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
SD ALCOHOL 40B17 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
ALUMINUM ZIRCONIUM TETRACHLOROHYDREX GLYCINE COMPLEX, ANHYDROUS1 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
COCAMIDE MEA32 productsContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: None
D&C ORANGE 41 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
PETROLATUM2 productsContamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL OIL1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LACTIC ACID1 productsCancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN2 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: None
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE43 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABEN1 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-150 PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRASTEARATE2 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PEG-6 CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC GLYCERIDE2 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PEG-12 DIMETHICONE1 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PEG-8 DISTEARATE13 productsData gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PEG/ PPG-18/ 18 DIMETHICONE1 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
LAURETH-42 productsData gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
PEG-5 COCAMIDE3 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PEG-150 DISTEARATE1 productsData gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PEG-8 DIMETHICONE1 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
POLYSORBATE-205 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PEG-100 STEARATE1 productsData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PEG-1803 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
STEARETH-27 productsData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM LAURETH SULFATE1 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE15 productsCancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE2 productsCancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE22 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
MINERAL OIL6 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDE4 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
ISOPENTANE2 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Limited
D&C RED 3323 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C YELLOW 104 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 517 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ISOCETETH-201 productsEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL6 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PPG-5-CETETH-203 productsEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TALC12 productsContamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
STEARETH-212 productsEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE2 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C GREEN 35 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C RED 42 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 62 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE43 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM POLYACRYLATE1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
STEARETH-208 productsEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL11 productsEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, OXAZOLIDINE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE1 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: None
ZINC PYRITHIONE4 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C BLUE 13 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL21 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE1 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: None
OLETH-10 PHOSPHATE2 productsEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
AMMONIUM CHLORIDE4 productsEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDES14 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/BEHENETH-25 METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TETRASODIUM EDTA43 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
MICA22 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUS1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ALUMINUM ZIRCONIUM TETRACHLOROHYDREX GLYCINE COMPLEX12 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
BETULA ALBA (BIRCH) BARK EXTRACT8 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT9 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
POLYAMINOPROPYL BIGUANIDE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES COPOLYMER14 productsContamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE), Use restrictions
Data: None
ETIDRONIC ACID3 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERIN24 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE1 productsEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CI 172002 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACID38 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM SULFITE1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TEA DODECYLBENZENESULFONATE13 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
D&C RED 30 LAKE1 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: None
CI 420907 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT8 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
D&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE8 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
FD&C RED 40 ALUMINUM LAKE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE3 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
YELLOW 10 ALUMINUM LAKE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ACRYLIC ACID/ ACRYLONITROGENS COPOLYMER1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
HYDROFLUOROCARBON 152A18 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
MENTHOL12 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: None
TRIDECYL TRIMELLITATE7 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
CETEARYL ALCOHOL9 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL1 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCOL DISTEARATE6 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE13 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PHENYL TRIMETHICONE1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM STEARATE1 productsData gaps, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
SODIUM STEARATE7 productsData gaps, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SORBITAN STEARATE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOL5 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL8 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE4 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
STEARYL ALCOHOL13 productsEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
PVP7 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENE6 productsData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: None
TOCOPHEROL8 productsCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
PALMITIC ACID3 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACID4 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ACRYLAMIDE COPOLYMER1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT1 productsData gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE3 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PPG-946 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM SULFATE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TRIDECETH-61 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PPG-14 BUTYL ETHER13 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
VP/ DIMETHYLAMINOETHYLMETHACRYLATE COPOLYMER2 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
ACRYLATES CROSSPOLYMER4 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ACRYLATES/ BEHENETH-25 METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE/ VP COPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA (BAMBOO) STEM EXTRACT8 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-21 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT8 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
FD&C GREEN 52 productsNone Identified
Data: None
LINOLEAMIDOPROPYL PG-DIMONIUM CHLORIDE PHOSPHATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MENTHA AQUATICA (WATER MINT) LEAF EXTRACT3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OCTYLACRYLAMIDE/ ACRYLATES/ BUTYLAMINOETHYL/ METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POTASSIUM COCOYL GLYCINATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED EXTRACT8 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAUROAMPHOACETATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
STEARATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
THERMUS THERMOPHILLUS FERMENT3 productsNone Identified
Data: None
VINYL CAPROLACTAM/ PVP/ DIMETHYLAMINOETHYL METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER6 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DIPENTAERYTHRITYL HEXACAPRYLATE/HEXACAPRATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYAMINOPROPYL BIGUANIDE STEARATE11 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SUNFLOWER SEED OIL GLYCERIDE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
YUCCA SCHIDIGERA FRUIT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-681 productsNone Identified
Data: None
YUCCA SCHIDIGERA FRUIT JUICE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
BLUE 114 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GREEN 31 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM 691 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONOL13 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OZOKERITE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PENTYLENE GLYCOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARAMEL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM SULFATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-43 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PRUNUS SEROTINA (WILD CHERRY) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITOL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLOXAMINE 13077 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAX5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMER19 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX6 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL13 productsData gaps
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ISOPROPYL PALMITATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
LANOLIN WAX2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POLYQUATERNIUM-104 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-114 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SACCHAROMYCES/ POTASSIUM FERMENT8 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM CITRATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SYNTHETIC WAX8 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
TRIETHYL CITRATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
VP/ VA COPOLYMER10 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTA24 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
TRIBEHENIN1 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
SEA SALT1 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDE40 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER74 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.



About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer