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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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KMS California Head Remedy Dandruff Shampoo

EWG scientists reviewed KMS California Head Remedy Dandruff 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 KMS California Head Remedy Dandruff Shampoo is 4.
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
LACTIC ACIDCancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PEG-3 DISTEARATEData gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
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
ZINC PYRITHIONE
PYRITHIONE ZINC
(Active Ingredient)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FD&C BLUE 1
BLUE 1 (CI 42090)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BENZOIC ACIDData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ACRYLATES COPOLYMERContamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE), Use restrictions
Data: None
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM NAPHTHALENESULFONATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) EXTRACT
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (BALM) EXTRACT
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
PPG-9Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATENone Identified
Data: None
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
QUATERNIUM-80None Identified
Data: None
CROSCARMELLOSENone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYPROPYL GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
HYDROXYLPROPYL GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
None Identified
Data: None
HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS) EXTRACT
HUMULS LUPULUS (HOPS) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLUCOSENone 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