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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Desert Essence Tea Tree Replenishing Conditioner, Peppermint & Yucca

EWG scientists reviewed Desert Essence Tea Tree Replenishing Conditioner, Peppermint & Yucca 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 Desert Essence Tea Tree Replenishing Conditioner, Peppermint & Yucca is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: None
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEINAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
MENTHOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OILEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OILEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-2 STEARATENone Identified
Data: None
KERATIN AMINO ACIDSNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROLYZED WHEAT STARCHNone Identified
Data: None
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUSNone Identified
Data: Limited
OPUNTIA TUNA (PRICKLY PEAR) EXTRACT
OPUNTIA VULGARIS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
YUCCA SCHIDIGERA (MOJAVE YUCCA) EXTRACT
YUCCA SCHIDIGERA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU SEED BUTTER
ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU (PALM TREE) SEED BUTTER
None Identified
Data: None
ORBIGNYA SPECIOSA KERNEL OILNone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHA ARVENSIS (WILD MINT) OIL
MENTHA ARVENSIS LEAF OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
BEHENYL ALCOHOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL CAPRYLATEEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
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