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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Nature's Gate Biotin Strengthening Shampoo

EWG scientists reviewed Nature's Gate Biotin Strengthening Shampoo 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 Nature's Gate Biotin Strengthening Shampoo is 5.
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
SODIUM LACTATECancer, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PCAEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions The product manufacturer has listed sodium hydroxide on the product label or has informed Skin Deep's research team that it is used to make the product. In a properly manufactured soap, this common raw ingredient completely reacts with oils; none remains in the product. Therefore, the hazards associated with sodium hydroxide are not considered relevant for this product.
GLYCERYL UNDECYLENATEEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: None
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM RIBOFLAVIN PHOSPHATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
PHENYLALANINEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM PCAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
LAURYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEINNone Identified
Data: Limited
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
HORDEUM VULGARE (BARLEY) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
GERANIUM MACULATUM (SPOTTED CRANESBILL) EXTRACT
GERANIUM MACULATUM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
WILD PANSY EXTRACT
VIOLA TRICOLOR (PANSY) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATENone Identified
Data: None
COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINENone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN
None Identified
Data: Limited
CYSTEINENone Identified
Data: Fair
ARGININENone Identified
Data: Fair
SERINENone Identified
Data: Fair
THREONINENone Identified
Data: Fair
FOLIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
ASPARTIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINENone Identified
Data: Fair
ALANINENone Identified
Data: Fair
VALINENone Identified
Data: Fair
ISOLEUCINENone Identified
Data: Fair
PROLINENone Identified
Data: Fair
HISTIDINENone Identified
Data: Fair
DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATENone Identified
Data: Limited
BIOTINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SAPONIFIED SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL]
None Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
NIACINNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
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