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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2009

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Aveeno Active Naturals Nourish + Soothe Shampoo (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Aveeno Active Naturals Nourish + Soothe 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 Aveeno Active Naturals Nourish + Soothe Shampoo (2009 formulation) is 5.
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
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
COCAMIDOPROPYL BENTAINE
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-4 DISTEARYL ETHERContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), 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
POLYQUATERNIUM-6Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GLUTEN
TRITICUM VULGARE GLUTEN (WHEAT)
Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
MENTHOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF EXTRACT
MENTHA PIPERITA LEAF EXTRACT (PEPPERMINT)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA EXTRACT (LAVENDER)
None Identified
Data: Limited
MAURITIA FLEXUOSA FRUIT OILNone Identified
Data: None
DISTEARYL ETHERNone Identified
Data: None
DICAPRYLYL ETHERNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHYL LACTATENone Identified
Data: None
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-10None Identified
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDE
SODIUM CLORIDE
Innocuous
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