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

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Africa's Best Organics Touch-Up Plus Organic Conditioning No-Lye Relaxer System for New Growth, Regular (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Africa's Best Organics Touch-Up Plus Organic Conditioning No-Lye Relaxer System for New Growth, Regular (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 Africa's Best Organics Touch-Up Plus Organic Conditioning No-Lye Relaxer System for New Growth, Regular (2009 formulation) is 10.
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
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CETEARETH-20Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BHAEcotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
COCAMIDE DEACancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BHTCancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TRIETHANOLAMINEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PETROLATUMContamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CALCIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
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
PEG-3 DIOLEOYLAMIDOETHYLMONIUM METHOSULFATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PEG-50 SHEA BUTTERContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PEG-75 LANOLINData gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PEG-150 DISTEARATEData gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
POLYSORBATE-20Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5
YELLOW 5 - CI 19140
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-32Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: None
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C BLUE 1
BLUE 1 - CI 42090
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
DICETYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDEAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
FD&C RED 40
RED 40 - CI 16035
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-2Ecotoxicology
Data: None
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
TEA TREE LEAF OIL - MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATEEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CHOLESTEROLPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATEUse restrictions
Data: None
POLYQUATERNIUM-37Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
MINK OILEnhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ORGANOCHLORINES, PESTICIDES, PCBS), Use restrictions
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
COCODIMONIUM HYDROXYPROPYL HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEINNone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONE COPOLYOL LAURATENone Identified
Data: None
EGG POWDERNone Identified
Data: Limited
LACTIS PROTEINUMNone Identified
Data: None
PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6None Identified
Data: None
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
ROSEMARY LEAF EXTRACT - ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS
None Identified
Data: Limited
SOLUBLE COLLAGENNone Identified
Data: Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACT
NETTLE EXTRACT - URTICA DIOICA
None Identified
Data: Limited
SILK AMINO ACIDSNone Identified
Data: None
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OIL
CARROT SEED OIL - DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
SOYBEAN OIL - GLYCINE SOJA
None Identified
Data: Fair
GUANIDINE CARBONATENone Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
OLIVE FRUIT OIL - OLEA EUROPAEA
None Identified
Data: Fair
PHENOLSULFONPHTHALEINNone Identified
Data: Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
COCOA SEED BUTTER - THEOBROMA CACAO
None Identified
Data: Limited
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
SAFFLOWER SEED OIL - CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS
None Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
LANOLIN OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-10None Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
JOJOBA SEED OIL - SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS
None Identified
Data: Limited
ZEA MAYS (CORN) OIL
CORN OIL - ZEA MAYS
None Identified
Data: Fair
HONEYInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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