EWG scientists reviewed Manic Panic Semi-Permanent Hair Color Cream, Electric Banana (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 Manic Panic Semi-Permanent Hair Color Cream, Electric Banana (2012 formulation) is 3.
|DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)||Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions|
|STEARALKONIUM CHLORIDE||Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions|
|CETEARETH-20||Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions|
|PROPYLENE GLYCOL||Enhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|CETYL ALCOHOL||Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|STEARYL ALCOHOL||Ecotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)|
|BASIC YELLOW 40||Cancer, Use restrictions|
|FORMIC ACID||Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
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
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