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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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California Smooth Clarifying Shampoo

EWG scientists reviewed California Smooth Clarifying 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 California Smooth Clarifying Shampoo is 6.
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
OCTINOXATE
ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
COCAMIDE MEAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: None
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LAURETH-10Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DISODIUM LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED KERATINUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
GLYCOL DISTEARATE
GLYCOL DISTERATE
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/VINYL NEODECANOATE CROSSPOLYMERUse restrictions
Data: None
C12-13 PARETH-23Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
C12-13 PARETH-3Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIVINYLDIMETHICONE/ DIMETHICONE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
QUATERNIUM-91None Identified
Data: None
PPG-3 BENZYL ETHER MYRISTATENone Identified
Data: None
POLYQUATERNIUM-67None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN PG-PROPYL SILANETRIOLNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM PHYTATENone Identified
Data: Limited
CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED QUINOANone Identified
Data: None
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYL BEHENAMIDOPROPYL DIMONIUM CHLORIDENone Identified
Data: None
BRASSICA OLERACEA ITALICA (BROCCOLI) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: None
OZOKERITENone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYPROPYL GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDENone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
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