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Data last updated:
July 2013

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AXE 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner, Anti Dandruff (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed AXE 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner, Anti Dandruff (2013 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 AXE 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner, Anti Dandruff (2013 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
Allergies & immunotoxicity
Use restrictions

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Cancer, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology, Cancer
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
(Active Ingredient)
Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
MICAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
Data: None
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
CI 42090Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
Data: Limited
YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCOL DISTEARATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PPG-9Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
Data: Robust
Data: Robust

About the Skin Deep® ratings

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