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Limited
Data last updated:
March 2009

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Colorsilk by Revlon, Ammonia-Free Permanent, Haircolor, Light Mahogany Brown 5M (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Colorsilk by Revlon, Ammonia-Free Permanent, Haircolor, Light Mahogany Brown 5M (2009 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 Colorsilk by Revlon, Ammonia-Free Permanent, Haircolor, Light Mahogany Brown 5M (2009 formulation) is 9.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
RESORCINOLCancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CETEARETH-20Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
P-AMINOPHENOLCancer, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
P-PHENYLENEDIAMINECancer, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ETHANOLAMINEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
4-AMINO-2-HYDROXYTOLUENECancer, Data gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENYL METHYL PYRAZOLONECancer, Data gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
HYDROGEN PEROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
UNSPECIFIED COLOR
COLORANT
Miscellaneous
Data: None
LAURAMIDE MEAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-2 COCAMINEData gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATEContamination 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
BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: None
CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CYCLOMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM COCOYL HYDROLYZED COLLAGENAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: None
EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOLDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
LAURYL PYRROLIDONEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
STEARETH-10 ALLYL ETHER/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
STEARETH-10 ALLYL ETHER/ACRYLATE COPOLYMER
Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE), Use restrictions
Data: None
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM SULFITEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
MEA-OLEATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINEEcotoxicology
Data: None
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
OLEYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOTRIAZOLYL BUTYLPHENOL SULFONATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: None
PHOSPHORIC ACIDIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BUTETH-3Use restrictions
Data: None
C12-16 PARETH-9Use restrictions
Data: None
POLYQUATERNIUM-28Use restrictions
Data: Limited
C11-15 PARETH-7Use restrictions
Data: None
TRIDECETH-12Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIISOSTEAROYL TRIMETHYLOLPROPANE SILOXY SILICATENone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONE COPOLYOL MEADOWFOAMATENone Identified
Data: None
HYPNEA MUSCIFORMIS (HYPNEACEAE) EXTRACT
HYPNEA MUSCIFORMIS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ISOSTEARYL CITRATE/ GLYCOLATE/ LACTATE/ MALATENone Identified
Data: None
LINOLEAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE DIMER DILINOLEATE
LINOLEAMIDOPROYPYL DIMETHYLAMINE DIMER DILINOLEATE
None Identified
Data: None
METHOXYPROPYL GLUCONAMIDENone Identified
Data: None
PANTHENYL ETHYL ETHERNone Identified
Data: None
SARGASSUM FILIPENDULA (SARGASSUM WEED) EXTRACT
SARGASSUM FILIPENDULA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATENone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIMETHYLSILYLAMODIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: None
GELLIDIELA ACEROSA EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
MEADOWFOAM ESTOLIDE
MEADOWFOAM (LIMNANTHES ALBA) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: None
WHEAT AMINO ACIDSNone Identified
Data: None
AMODIMETHICONEData gaps
Data: Limited
TRIBUTYL CITRATENone Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
ERYTHORBIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
LANETH-5Data gaps
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


About the ratings

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