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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
February 2010

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SoftSheen Carson Dark and Lovely Hair Color, #376, Red Hot Rhythm (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed SoftSheen Carson Dark and Lovely Hair Color, #376, Red Hot Rhythm (2010 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 and Lovely Hair Color, #376, Red Hot Rhythm (2010 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
RESORCINOLCancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CETEARETH-30Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: None
P-AMINOPHENOLCancer, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BUTYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ISOBUTYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
P-PHENYLENEDIAMINECancer, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
EXT D&C VIOLET 2
VIOLET 2 CI 60730
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ETHANOLAMINEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
4-AMINO-2-HYDROXYTOLUENECancer, Data gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENYL METHYL PYRAZOLONECancer, Data gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
HYDROGEN PEROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
6-HYDROXYINDOLECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SD ALCOHOL 1
ALCOHOL DENAT.
Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
COCAMIDE MEAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: None
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
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
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM METABISULFITEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-2 OLEAMINEEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (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
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TRIDECETH-2 CARBOXAMIDE MEAUse restrictions
Data: None
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 5
YELLOW 5 CI 19140
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
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-7Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM HYDROXIDEEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
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
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN OIL
RICE BRAN OIL ORYZA SATIVA
Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDROLYZED RICE PROTEINContamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
OLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
GLYCOL STEARATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
OLEYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATEEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CHOLESTEROLPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
HEXYLENE GLYCOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-47Use restrictions
Data: None
POLYQUATERNIUM-37
POLQUATERNIUM-37
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS GEL
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM STANNATENone Identified
Data: None
POLYGLYCERYL-2 OLEYL ETHERNone Identified
Data: None
POLYGLYCERYL-4 OLEYL ETHERNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM DIETHYLAMINOPROPYL COCOASPARTAMIDENone Identified
Data: None
PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6None Identified
Data: None
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Fair
PENTASODIUM PENTETATEData gaps
Data: None
ERYTHORBIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-10None Identified
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM ACETATENone Identified
Data: Fair
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


About the ratings

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