EWG scientists reviewed Vanicream Free & Clear Shampoo (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 Vanicream Free & Clear Shampoo (2009 formulation) is 2.
|PEG-120 METHYL GLUCOSE DIOLEATE|
PEG-120 METHYL GLUCOSE DIOLEAE
|Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|PEG-12 DIMETHICONE||Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|AMMONIUM LAURETH SULFATE||Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)|
|Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|TETRASODIUM EDTA||Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards|
|CITRIC ACID||Use restrictions|
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