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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2009

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Alterna LIFE Solutions Clarifying Shampoo (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Alterna LIFE Solutions Clarifying 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 Alterna LIFE Solutions Clarifying Shampoo (2009 formulation) is 9.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BENZYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LIMONENEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
LINALOOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATEEnhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-6 CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDESContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PEG-150 PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRASTEARATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
BROMELAINAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PAPAINAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
ISOSTEARETH-20Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ ZINC FERMENTOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: None
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATEEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
DISODIUM LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
1-DODECANOL
LAURYL ALCOHOL
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYLAMINE OXIDEEcotoxicology
Data: None
SACCHAROMYCES/ COPPER FERMENTOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: None
ACETYL METHIONINEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYGONUM MULTIFLORUM (HE SHOU WU) ROOT EXTRACT
POLYGONUM MULTIFLORUM ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACT
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA ROOT EXTRACT (CARROT)
None Identified
Data: Limited
GANODERMA LUCIDUM (REISHI) EXTRACT
GANODERMA LUCIDUM TYROSINASE (MUSHROOM)
None Identified
Data: Limited
LENTINUS EDODES (SHIITAKE MUSHROOM) EXTRACT
LENTINUS EDODES TYROSINASE
None Identified
Data: Limited
ACETYL SERINENone Identified
Data: Limited
AMINO ACYL TRNA SYNTHETASENone Identified
Data: Limited
COPPER LYSL OXIDASENone Identified
Data: None
PHOSPHOLIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Fair
PHYTOSPHINGOSINENone Identified
Data: Limited
CORN OLIGOSACCHARIDESNone Identified
Data: None
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED PEROXIDASE
GLYCINE SOJA SEED PEROXIDASE (SOYBEAN)
None Identified
Data: Limited
NELUMBIUM SPECIOSUM (LOTUS) FLOWER OIL
NELUMBIUM SPECIOSUM FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
LACTOFERRINNone Identified
Data: Fair
NYMPHAEA ALBA (WHITE WATER LILY) FLOWER EXTRACT
NYMPHAEA ALBA FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE ROOT EXTRACT (GINGER)
None Identified
Data: Limited
FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL)
FOENICULUM VULGARE SEED EXTRACT (FENNEL)
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED PEARLNone Identified
Data: None
SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASENone Identified
Data: Fair
MELANINNone Identified
Data: Fair
WASABIA JAPONICA (JAPANESE HORSERADISH) ROOT EXTRACT
WASABIA JAPONICA ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SILANETRIOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
ALGAE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERETH-26None Identified
Data: None
SODIUM POLYSTYRENE SULFONATENone Identified
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINENone Identified
Data: Limited
PENTASODIUM PENTETATEData gaps
Data: None
SACCHAROMYCES/ LYSATENone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM BICARBONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-10None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURYL SULFOACETATENone Identified
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