ewg.org | About SkinDeep®/Methodology | Terms & Conditions | Build Your Own Report | FAQ
 
Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

Get The Guide!

Want a free Cosmetics Guide? Donate $5 to EWG today!

Sign Up!

Selsun Blue Dandruff Shampoo, Itchy Dry Scalp

EWG scientists reviewed Selsun Blue Dandruff Shampoo, Itchy Dry Scalp 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 Selsun Blue Dandruff Shampoo, Itchy Dry Scalp 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
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BENZYL ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
COCAMIDE MEAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: None
PEG-3 DIOLEOYLAMIDOETHYLMONIUM METHOSULFATE
PEG 3 DIOLEYLAMIDOETHYLMONIUM METHOSULFATE
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
LAURETH-9Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ZINC PYRITHIONE
PYRITHIONE ZINC ()(ANTI-DANDRUFF)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
AMINOMETHYL PROPANOLEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, OXAZOLIDINE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C BLUE 1Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCOL DISTEARATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SODIUM DODECYLBENZENESULFONATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
C11-15 PARETH-7Use restrictions
Data: None
TRIDECETH-12Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ACETAMIDOPROPYL TRIMONIUM CHLORIDENone Identified
Data: None
LINOLEAMIDOPROPYL PG-DIMONIUM CHLORIDE PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM LAURYL GLYCOL CARBOXYLATE
SODIUM LAURYL GLUCOSE CARBOXYLATE
None Identified
Data: None
LAURYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
AMODIMETHICONEData gaps
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
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