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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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EWG scientists reviewed Nioxin Thickening Gel 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 Nioxin Thickening Gel is 3.
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
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ STEARETH-20 ITACONATE COPOLYMERContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PEG-12 DIMETHICONEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
AMINOMETHYL PROPANOLEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, OXAZOLIDINE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
AMP-ACRYLATES COPOLYMERUse restrictions
Data: None
CHLORPHENESIN
CHLORPHENISEN
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
OCTYLACRYLAMIDE/ ACRYLATES/ BUTYLAMINOETHYL/ METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER
OCTYLACRYLAMIDE/ACRYLATES/BUTYLAMINOMETHYL METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER
None Identified
Data: None
PROPOXYTETRAMETHYL PIPERIDINYL DIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: None
POLYURETHANE-14None Identified
Data: None
CINNAMIDOPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDENone Identified
Data: None
CYSTINE BIS-PG-PROPYL SILANETRIOLNone Identified
Data: None
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIDECETH-6Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
C11-15 PARETH-7Use restrictions
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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