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Data last updated:
September 2013

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Clairol Nice 'n Easy Gray Solution Hair Color, Light Golden Brown (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Clairol Nice 'n Easy Gray Solution Hair Color, Light Golden Brown (old 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 Clairol Nice 'n Easy Gray Solution Hair Color, Light Golden Brown (old formulation) is 8.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEMiscellaneous, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
RESORCINOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TOLUENE-2,5-DIAMINE SULFATEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Occupational hazards, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Limited
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Cancer, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
6-AMINO-M-CRESOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer
Data: Limited
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONEUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
4-AMINO-2-HYDROXYTOLUENEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
HYDROGEN PEROXIDEOccupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
HEXYL CINNAMALUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SOYTRIMONIUM CHLORIDEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PETROLATUMOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINEUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
2-METHYLRESORCINOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SALICYLIC ACIDEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
LANOLIN ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
LAURETH-2Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF
Use restrictions, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PPG-38-BUTETH-37Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ETIDRONIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM SULFITEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
QUATERNIUM-80None Identified
Data: None
PANTHENYL ETHYL ETHERNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM CETEARYL SULFATEData gaps
Data: Limited
AMODIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED SWEET ALMOND PROTEIN
HYDROLOZYED SWEET ALMOND PROTEIN
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
GLUTAMIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCOL DISTEARATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
STEARYL ALCOHOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
DISODIUM PHOSPHATEUse restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
PHOSPHORIC ACIDOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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