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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
April 2010

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Nuvo Purifying Shampoo with Birch Extract (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Nuvo Purifying Shampoo with Birch Extract (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 Nuvo Purifying Shampoo with Birch Extract (2010 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
BENZYL ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
(PLANT-DERIVED)
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
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (YARROW) EXTRACT
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BETULA ALBA (BIRCH) EXTRACT
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SULFURIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM OLEOAMPHOACETATENone Identified
Data: None
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) EXTRACT
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERS
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
WATER
(DISTILLED)
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