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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
November 2014

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Selsun Blue Moisturizing Dandruff Shampoo

EWG scientists reviewed Selsun Blue Moisturizing 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 Selsun Blue Moisturizing Dandruff Shampoo is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
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
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
COCAMIDE MEAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: None
PEG-3 DIOLEOYLAMIDOETHYLMONIUM METHOSULFATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
AMMONIUM LAURETH SULFATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
QUATERNIUM-18
QUARTERNIUM-18
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ZINC PYRITHIONE
PYRITHIONE ZINC
(Active Ingredient)
Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
FD&C BLUE 1
BLUE 1 (309-031)
Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICONE FLUIDPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
SODIUM LAURYL GLYCOL CARBOXYLATE
SODIUM LAURYL GLUCOSE CARBOXYLATE
None Identified
Data: None
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
ROSAMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ACACIA FARNESIANA FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
MENTHYL LACTATENone Identified
Data: None
GLYCOL DISTEARATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM CITRATENone Identified
Data: Fair
ISOPROPYL MYRISTATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
LAURYL GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIDECETH-6Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TRIDECETH-12Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
COCODIMONIUM HYDROXYPROPYL HYDROLYZED RICE PROTEINUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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