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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
FRAGRANCE27 productsMiscellaneous, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
ISOBUTANE4 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (BUTADIENE)
Data: Fair
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)3 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Cancer, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE18 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE18 productsUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
LIMONENE2 productsUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE11 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE2 productsUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
BENZYL ALCOHOL14 productsUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
HEXYL CINNAMAL2 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
LINALOOL2 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
PROPANE4 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SD ALCOHOL 12 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: Limited
COCAMIDE MEA4 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: None
STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE6 productsUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
LINOLEAMIDOPROPYL PG-DIMONIUM CHLORIDE PHOSPHATE2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: None
PHENOXYETHANOL4 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SALICYLIC ACID2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
GLYCOLIC ACID2 productsUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE3 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PEG-60 ALMOND GLYCERIDES2 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-2M4 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
LAURETH-42 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-603 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
QUATERNIUM-183 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) FRUIT EXTRACT2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE7 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-72 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE9 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 PROPANOL3 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, OXAZOLIDINE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATE11 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL29 productsUse restrictions, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-65 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
DICETYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDE6 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
EDTA3 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
DIMETHYL ETHER2 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTA9 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUS2 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
BETULA ALBA (BIRCH) BARK EXTRACT1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
ACRYLATES COPOLYMER2 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: Limited
CYCLAMEN ALDEHYDE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERIN4 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE9 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
AMP-ACRYLATES COPOLYMER2 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
HEXYL SALICYLATE1 productsUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ HYDROXYESTERS ACRYLATES COPOLYMER2 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: None
CITRIC ACID22 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) STARCH2 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
Data: Fair
TEA DODECYLBENZENESULFONATE2 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) OIL1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
BAMBUSA VULGARIS (BAMBOO) EXTRACT5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CEREUS GRANDIFLORUS (CACTUS) FLOWER EXTRACT5 productsNone Identified
Data: None
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) EXTRACT3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MORINGA PTERYGOSPERMA (MORINGA OLEIFERA) SEED EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ORCHIS MASCULA (EARLY-PURPLE ORCHID) FLOWER EXTRACT3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (MAYPOPS) FLOWER EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PEARL POWDER2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
VERBENA OFFICINALIS (VERVAIN) EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT WATER2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ISOBUTYL METHYL TETRAHYDROPYRANOL2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
MIXED TERPENES1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PASSIFLORA LAURIFOLIA FLOWER EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PASSIFLORA QUADRANGULARIS FLOWER EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POLYURETHANE-142 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PUNICA GRANATUM2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ECKLONIA RADIATA (AUSTRALIAN SEA KELP) EXTRACT24 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
2-METHYL-3-(1,7,7-TRIMETHYLBICYCLOHEPT-2-YLOXY)-PROPANOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
Cyclopropanecarboxylic acid, 2-[1-(3,3-dimethylcyclohexyl)ethoxy]-2-methylpropyl ester1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ETHYL LINALOOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
TETRAMETHYL ACETYLOCTAHYDRONAPHTHALENES2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
METHYL DECENOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
1,2-HEXANEDIOL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
AMINOPROPYL DIMETHICONE9 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ZEA MAYS (CORN) SILK EXTRACT7 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONOL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITAN CAPRYLATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
2,6-DIMETHYL-7-OCTEN-2-OL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ETHYL VANILLIN1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ETHYLENE BRASSYLATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ETHYLENE DODECANEDIOATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GAMMA-DECALACTONE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLUTAMIC ACID3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HEDIONE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HISTIDINE29 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HONEY EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
LYSINE HYDROCHLORIDE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHOL5 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-42 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHA ARVENSIS (WILD MINT) OIL5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
2-T-BUTYLCYCLOHEXYL ACETATE1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
COFFEA ARABICA (ARABIAN COFFEE) EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GAMMA-UNDECALACTONE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TAPIOCA STARCH2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
cis-3-HEXENYL SALICYLATE1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
HEXYL ACETATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHYL ISOBUTYRATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOL3 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL14 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE3 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCOL DISTEARATE4 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE7 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
LINALYL ACETATE1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
NIACINAMIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOL8 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-102 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM CITRATE9 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM XYLENE SULFONATE9 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIETHYL CITRATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
TRIHYDROXYSTEARIN5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
VA/ CROTONATES COPOLYMER1 productsData gaps
Data: None
4-tert-BUTYLCYCLOHEXYL ACETATE1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: None
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
OLEYL ALCOHOL3 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOL14 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BENZYL ACETATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTA12 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN2 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GAMMA-NONALACTONE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FLOWER EXTRACT2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAUROYL METHYL ISETHIONATE2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
C9-11 PARETH-82 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT EXTRACT2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIDECETH-102 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL5 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM CHLORIDE9 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER27 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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