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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Optimum Care Salon Collection Optimum Care Anti-Breakage No-Lye Relaxer System, Regular (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Optimum Care Salon Collection Optimum Care Anti-Breakage No-Lye Relaxer System, Regular (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 Optimum Care Salon Collection Optimum Care Anti-Breakage No-Lye Relaxer System, Regular (2013 formulation) is 10.
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
LILIAL
BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL
Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
BENZYL SALICYLATEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
LYRAL
HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GERANIOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRALAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
COUMARINUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Miscellaneous
Data: Fair
LIMONENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Good
TRIETHANOLAMINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
HEXYL CINNAMALUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
LINALOOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
CITRONELLOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
PETROLATUMOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
COCAMIDE MEAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: None
CALCIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
CHLORHEXIDINE DIHYDROCHLORIDEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PEG-75 LANOLINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
LAURETH-4Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
PEG-100 STEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TRIDECETH-2 CARBOXAMIDE MEAUse restrictions
Data: None
CETETH-10 PHOSPHATEUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
FD&C YELLOW 5
CI 19140/YELLOW 5
Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
D&C RED 33
CI 17200/RED 33
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CETEARETH-25Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATEIrritation (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
POLYQUATERNIUM-7Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
LAURETH-23Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
FD&C RED 4
CI 14700/RED 4
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
FD&C BLUE 1
CI 42090/BLUE 1
Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-6Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
OLETH-20Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
FD&C RED 40
CI 16035/RED 40
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
HEXADIMETHRINE CHLORIDENone Identified
Data: None
2-OLEAMIDO-1,3-OCTADECANEDIOLNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HONEYNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEINNone Identified
Data: None
STEARATENone Identified
Data: Fair
DICETYL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Limited
STEARYL DIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: None
GLUCONOLACTONENone Identified
Data: Limited
GUANIDINE CARBONATENone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
PHENOLSULFONPHTHALEIN
PHENOLSULFONEPHTHALEIN
None Identified
Data: Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
COCOS NUCIFERA OIL/COCONUT OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
DENATONIUM BENZOATEData gaps
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PARAFFINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATEEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-22Use restrictions
Data: None
BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6Use restrictions
Data: None
SODIUM PCAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-37Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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