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Herbal Essences

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

Ingredients Used by Herbal Essences

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
FRAGRANCE99 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABEN1 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
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)8 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Cancer, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE76 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
EXT D&C VIOLET 22 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIISOPROPANOLAMINE1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE75 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology, Cancer
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE2 productsOccupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
BENZYL ALCOHOL33 productsUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
SD ALCOHOL 18 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: None
PROPANE12 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Cancer
Data: Good
COCAMIDE MEA28 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: None
D&C ORANGE 44 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
LACTIC ACID1 productsUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE45 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
METHYLPARABEN3 productsEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYDROXIDE10 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOL5 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PEG-60 ALMOND GLYCERIDES6 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
BIS-PEG/PPG-16/16 PEG/PPG-16/16 DIMETHICONE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-10 DIMETHICONE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG-12 DIMETHICONE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG-2M5 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
LAURETH-46 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG-8 DIMETHICONE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
POLYSORBATE-201 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATE-605 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-801 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
AMMONIUM LAURETH SULFATE9 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
QUATERNIUM-185 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE6 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE5 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) FRUIT EXTRACT3 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C RED 3325 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C YELLOW 105 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 522 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
CETEARETH-201 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE36 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
FD&C RED 42 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
LAURETH-231 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE48 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
AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL6 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, OXAZOLIDINE)
Data: Fair
BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE9 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE3 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATE48 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
ZINC PYRITHIONE1 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CYCLOHEXYLAMINE2 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT4 productsUse restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL27 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL8 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-610 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
DICETYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDE10 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
EDTA10 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
DIMETHYL ETHER4 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTA38 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUS5 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES COPOLYMER7 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: Limited
GLYCERIN2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE48 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
AMP-ACRYLATES COPOLYMER2 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
ACRYLATES/ HYDROXYESTERS ACRYLATES COPOLYMER2 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: None
CITRIC ACID73 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) STARCH2 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
Data: Fair
TEA DODECYLBENZENESULFONATE2 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
D&C RED 30 LAKE1 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
ACRYLATES CROSSPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
BAMBUSA VULGARIS (BAMBOO) EXTRACT8 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) EXTRACT3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CEREUS GRANDIFLORUS (CACTUS) FLOWER EXTRACT8 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CHITOSAN2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) EXTRACT13 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERETH-7-TRIACETATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROLYZED ALGAE EXTRACT3 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROLYZED WHEAT STARCH3 productsNone Identified
Data: None
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
LINOLEAMIDOPROPYL PG-DIMONIUM CHLORIDE PHOSPHATE5 productsNone Identified
Data: None
MORINGA PTERYGOSPERMA (MORINGA OLEIFERA) SEED EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
NELUMBO NUCIFERA (SACRED LOTUS) FLOWER EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
NYMPHAEA ODORATA (FRAGRANT WATER LILY) ROOT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ORCHIS MASCULA (EARLY-PURPLE ORCHID) FLOWER EXTRACT14 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (MAYPOPS) FLOWER EXTRACT13 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (MAYPOPS) FRUIT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PEARL POWDER9 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) FRUIT EXTRACT5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSA CENTIFOLIA (CABBAGE ROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) FLOWER EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED EXTRACT4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
VA CROTONATES/ VINYL NEODECANOATE COPOLYMER2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
VANILLA TAHITENSIS (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
VERBENA OFFICINALIS (VERVAIN) EXTRACT4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT JUICE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT WATER2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
FRAGARIA CHILOENSIS (STRAWBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
KOU-CHA EKISU4 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PASSIFLORA LAURIFOLIA FLOWER EXTRACT11 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PASSIFLORA QUADRANGULARIS FLOWER EXTRACT9 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POLYURETHANE-142 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PRUNUS SEROTINA (WILD CHERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
VIOLA ODORATA EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CRASSULA ARGENTEA LEAF EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
RUSSELIA EQUISETIFORMIS LEAF/STEM EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ECKLONIA RADIATA (AUSTRALIAN SEA KELP) EXTRACT22 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BLUE 126 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GREEN 31 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM 7610 productsNone Identified
Data: None
1,2-HEXANEDIOL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
AMINOPROPYL DIMETHICONE20 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ZEA MAYS (CORN) SILK EXTRACT33 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONOL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITAN CAPRYLATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN3 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM BENZOATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLUTAMIC ACID12 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HISTIDINE27 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROLYZED SILK2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
LYSINE HYDROCHLORIDE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHOL17 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-161 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POLYQUATERNIUM-46 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE17 productsEcotoxicology
Data: None
MENTHA ARVENSIS (WILD MINT) OIL17 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
COFFEA ARABICA (ARABIAN COFFEE) EXTRACT5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TAPIOCA STARCH5 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMER2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOL5 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL33 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE5 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCOL DISTEARATE24 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE15 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE5 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE10 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOL8 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-102 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-111 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM CITRATE38 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM XYLENE SULFONATE41 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIETHYL CITRATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
TRIHYDROXYSTEARIN5 productsNone Identified
Data: None
VA/ CROTONATES COPOLYMER1 productsData gaps
Data: None
VP/ VA COPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OLEYL ALCOHOL5 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOL33 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTA40 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN3 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PVP3 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENE1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Data gaps
Data: None
TOCOPHEROL3 productsCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE4 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FLOWER EXTRACT2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT EXTRACT4 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ACETAMIDE MEA2 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (ACETAMIDE MEA)
Data: Limited
C9-11 PARETH-86 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT EXTRACT4 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIDECETH-102 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
VP/ DIMETHYLAMINOETHYLMETHACRYLATE COPOLYMER1 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL17 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FORMIC ACID1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
HONEY5 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDE50 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER93 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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