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Data last updated:
March 2009

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SoftSheen-Carson Dark & Lovely Permanent Hair Lightener, Light Golden Blonde 384 (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed SoftSheen-Carson Dark & Lovely Permanent Hair Lightener, Light Golden Blonde 384 (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 SoftSheen-Carson Dark & Lovely Permanent Hair Lightener, Light Golden Blonde 384 (2009 formulation) is 9.
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
CETEARETH-25Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: None
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
SODIUM PERSULFATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
HYDROGEN PEROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SD ALCOHOL 1
ALCOHOL DENAT
Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
CHLORHEXIDINE DIHYDROCHLORIDEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-150/ STEARYL ALCOHOL/ SMDI COPOLYMERContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
CYCLOPENTASILOXANECancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TRIDECETH-2 CARBOXAMIDE MEAUse restrictions
Data: None
SODIUM METASILICATEData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
LAURETH-5 CARBOXYLIC ACIDContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
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
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATEEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
KAOLINNone Identified
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SODIUM STEARATEData gaps, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
OLEYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
HEXYLENE GLYCOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
HYDRATED SILICAPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
DECETH-3Use restrictions
Data: None
POLYQUATERNIUM-37Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYDECENENone Identified
Data: Limited
PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6None Identified
Data: None
SODIUM STANNATENone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERYL LAURYL ETHERNone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
SUNFLOWER SEED OIL - HELIANTHUS ANNUUS
None Identified
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-24None Identified
Data: None
TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX
CANDELILLA WAX - CANDELILLA CERA
None Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL ESTERSData gaps
Data: Limited
PENTASODIUM PENTETATEData gaps
Data: None
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