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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2009

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Biosilk Hydrating Shampoo for Dry Hair (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Biosilk Hydrating Shampoo for Dry Hair (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 Biosilk Hydrating Shampoo for Dry Hair (2009 formulation) is 7.
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
FRAGRANCE
PARFUM
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)
DIAZOLIDNYL UREA
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), 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
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE)Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
COCAMIDE MEAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: None
TRIETHANOLAMINE LAURYL SULFATE
TEA-LAURYL SULFATE
Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ 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
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
D&C RED 33Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 5Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY)Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCOL DISTEARATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BALM MINTNone Identified
Data: None
LAURYL METHYL GLUCETH-10 HYDROXYPROPYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDENone Identified
Data: None
PG-HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE COCODIMONIUM CHLORIDENone Identified
Data: None
ROSA CENTIFOLIA (CABBAGE ROSE) FLOWER WATER
ROSEWATER
None Identified
Data: Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAFNone Identified
Data: Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE)None Identified
Data: Limited
ALGAENone Identified
Data: Fair
ROSEMARYNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED SILKNone Identified
Data: None
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER)None Identified
Data: Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
HONEYInnocuous
Data: Robust


About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer