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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2009

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L'Oréal Couleur Experte, 5.3 Chocolate Macaroon (Medium Golden Brown, Warm) (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed L'Oréal Couleur Experte, 5.3 Chocolate Macaroon (Medium Golden Brown, Warm) (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 L'Oréal Couleur Experte, 5.3 Chocolate Macaroon (Medium Golden Brown, Warm) (2009 formulation) is 8.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
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-30Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: None
P-AMINOPHENOLCancer, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GERANIOLEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
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
POTASSIUM PERSULFATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LIMONENEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM PERSULFATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
HYDROGEN PEROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRONELLOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LINALOOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
M-AMINOPHENOLCancer, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
6-HYDROXYINDOLECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CHLORHEXIDINE DIHYDROCHLORIDEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
2-METHYLRESORCINOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
LAURETH-12Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: None
TRIDECETH-2 CARBOXAMIDE MEAUse restrictions
Data: None
OLETH-30Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: None
CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
UREAEnhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Data gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM SILICATEData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM HYDROXIDEEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM METASILICATEData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-6Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
AMMONIUM CHLORIDEEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOLDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM PEROXIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
KAOLINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM CARBOXYMETHYL STARCHOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
OLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUMAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
OLEYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DIOCTYL SODIUM SULFOSUCCINATE
DIETHYLHEXYL SODIUM SULFOSUCCINATE
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
DECETH-3Use restrictions
Data: None
DECETH-5Use restrictions
Data: None
TRIDECETH-12Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
HEXADIMETHRINE CHLORIDENone Identified
Data: None
POLYDECENENone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM STANNATENone Identified
Data: None
AMMONIUM THIOLACTATENone Identified
Data: Limited
AMODIMETHICONEData gaps
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-24
POLYQUARTERNIUM-24
None Identified
Data: None
TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX
CANDELILLA CERA/CANDELILLA WAX
None Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL ESTERSData gaps
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM STEARATEData gaps
Data: Limited
PENTASODIUM PENTETATEData gaps
Data: None
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
VP/ VA COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
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