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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
September 2008

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JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS shampoo (2008 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS shampoo (2008 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 JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS shampoo (2008 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (YARROW) EXTRACT
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OILUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) FLOWER OIL
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OILUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) OILMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (WHITE TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
CHAMOMILLA RECUTICA (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) LEAF EXTRACT
EQUISETUM HIEMALE (HORSETAIL) LEAF/STEM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX) SEED EXTRACT
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAXSEED) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
WHEAT AMINO ACIDSNone Identified
Data: None
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER/LEAF/ STEM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCOYL SULFOACETATENone Identified
Data: None
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
SALIX ALBA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) LEAF EXTRACTOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SERINENone Identified
Data: Fair
ARGININENone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN
None Identified
Data: Limited
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
JUNIPERUS MEXICANA OIL
JUNIPERUS MEXICANA (CEDARWOOD) OIL
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: None
THREONINENone Identified
Data: Fair
DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATENone Identified
Data: Limited
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
HYALURONIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
SULFURIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
BABASSUAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEUse restrictions
Data: None
DECYL GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA LEAF JUICE) GEL
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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