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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color, Toasted Almond Light Golden Brown 12 (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color, Toasted Almond Light Golden Brown 12 (2013 formulation) for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color, Toasted Almond Light Golden Brown 12 (2013 formulation) is 9.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
RESORCINOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
1-NAPHTHOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Fair
P-PHENYLENEDIAMINEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Fair
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology, Cancer
Data: Limited
ETHANOLAMINEOccupational hazards, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
P-AMINOPHENOLOccupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Fair
4-AMINO-2-HYDROXYTOLUENEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
HYDROGEN PEROXIDEOccupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
M-AMINOPHENOLOccupational hazards, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Limited
2-METHYLRESORCINOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
PEG-50 HYDROGENATED PALMAMIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
OLETH-5Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
STEARETH-21Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
SOYTRIMONIUM CHLORIDEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OLETH-10Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
OLETH-2Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ACRYLATES COPOLYMERUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: None
ACRYLATES/ STEARETH-20 METHACRYLATE COPOLYMERUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: None
ETIDRONIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM SULFITEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
SIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATENone Identified
Data: Fair
AMODIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
DILINOLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLUTAMIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
OLEAMIDE MIPAEcotoxicology
Data: None
STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINEEcotoxicology
Data: None
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ERYTHORBIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Limited
ETHOXYDIGLYCOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
OLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
OLEYL ALCOHOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
HEXYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
C11-15 PARETH-9Use restrictions
Data: None
C12-15 PARETH-3Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ALOE BARBADENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER EXTRACT
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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