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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Avalon Organics BIOTIN B-COMPLEX THERAPY Thickening Shampoo (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Avalon Organics BIOTIN B-COMPLEX THERAPY Thickening Shampoo (2012 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 Avalon Organics BIOTIN B-COMPLEX THERAPY Thickening Shampoo (2012 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OILUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OILUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
COPAIFERA OFFICINALIS (BALSAM COPAIBA) RESINMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK EXTRACT
CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK OIL
Use restrictions
Data: None
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OILUse restrictions
Data: None
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SERENOA SERRULATA FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) EXTRACT
SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) FRUIT/LEAF/ STEM EXTRACT(1)*
None Identified
Data: Limited
BENZOIN EXTRACT
STYRAX BENZOIN RESIN EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
TANACETUM VULGARENone Identified
Data: Limited
CEDRUS DEODARA WOOD OILNone Identified
Data: None
EUCALYPTUS CITRIODORA (LEMON-SCENTED GUM) OIL
EUCALYPTUS CITRIODORA OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUSNone Identified
Data: Limited
GERANIUM MACULATUM (SPOTTED CRANESBILL) OIL
GERANIUM MACULATUM OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-4 ESTERSNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM COCO-SULFATENone Identified
Data: None
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEINAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CANARIUM LUZONICUM (ELEMI) GUM NONVOLATILES
CANARIUM LUZONICUM GUM NONVOLATILES
None Identified
Data: None
CORIANDRUM SATIVUM (CORIANDER) FRUIT OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
FERULA GALBANIFLUA (FERULA GUMMOSA) RESIN OIL
FERULA GALBANIFLUA (GALBANUM) RESIN OIL
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA (BABASSU) SEED OIL
BABASSU OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
INULINNone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OILEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
BISABOLOLEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
DECYL GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
COCO-GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM SULFATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OILEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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