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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
August 2013

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ALTERNA TEN Shampoo (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed ALTERNA TEN Shampoo (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 ALTERNA TEN Shampoo (old formulation) is 8.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A ACETATE)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
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
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINE
Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology, Cancer
Data: Limited
COCAMIDE MEAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: None
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-150 DISTEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
BROMELAIN
BROMELIAN
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
PAPAINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-7Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATEEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ ZINC FERMENTUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
AMINOMETHYL PROPANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, OXAZOLIDINE)
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
DISODIUM LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ARNICA MONTANA (MONTANA FLOWER) EXTRACT
Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
SILICONE QUATERNIUM-16None Identified
Data: None
SILICONE QUATERNIUM-8None Identified
Data: None
DIVINYLDIMETHICONE/ DIMETHICONE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL) EXTRACT
FENNEL (FOENICULUM VULGARE) SEED EXTRACT (FENNEL)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASENone Identified
Data: Fair
LACTOFERRINNone Identified
Data: Fair
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACT
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) EXTRACT (CARROT)
None Identified
Data: Limited
PHOSPHOLIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Fair
CORN OLIGOSACCHARIDESNone Identified
Data: None
COPPER LYSL OXIDASENone Identified
Data: None
ACETYLMETHIONINE, DL-
ACETYL METHIONONE
None Identified
Data: Limited
ACETYL SERINENone Identified
Data: Limited
AMINO ACYL TRNA SYNTHETASENone Identified
Data: Limited
CAVIAR EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
TUBER MAGNATUM EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) EXTRACT
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) EXTRACT (COCOA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
PROTEIN
PEPTONE
None Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINE MAX (SOYBEAN) SYMBIOSOME EXTRACT
GLYCINE MAX SYMBIOSOME LYSATE (SOYBEAN)
None Identified
Data: Fair
PIKEA ROBUSTA EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
ADENOSINE 5'-(TETRAHYDROGEN TRIPHOSPHATE), SODIUM SALT
ADENOSINE 5' TRIPHOSPHATE DISODIUM SALT (ATP)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID POLYPEPTIDENone Identified
Data: None
PANTOTHENIC ACID POLYPEPTIDENone Identified
Data: None
MELANINNone Identified
Data: Fair
WASABIA JAPONICA (JAPANESE HORSERADISH) EXTRACT
WASABIA JAPONICA (WASABI) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PHYTOSPHINGOSINENone Identified
Data: Limited
GANODERMA LUCIDUM (REISHI) EXTRACT
GANODERMA LUCIDUM TYROSINASE (MUSHROOM)
None Identified
Data: Limited
LENTINUS EDODES (SHIITAKE MUSHROOM) EXTRACT
LENTINUS EDODES TYROSINASE
None Identified
Data: Limited
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT
OENOTHERA BIENNIS FLOWER EXTRACT (EVENING PRIMROSE)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT (ROSEMARY)
None Identified
Data: Limited
QUILLAJA SAPONARIA (SOAPBARK) BARK EXTRACT
QUILAJA SAPONARIA BARK EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SPIRAEA ULMARIA (MEADOWSWEET) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) EXTRACT
BOSWELLIA CARTERII (FRANKINCENSE) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CORIANDER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
MALVA SYLVESTRIS (COMMON MALLOW) EXTRACT
MALVA SYLVESTRIS (MALLOW) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA ROOT EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CASSIA ITALICA LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
WHEAT AMINO ACIDNone Identified
Data: None
BUTYLOCTANOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
VP/ DMAPA ACRYLATES COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
PPG-2 HYDROXYETHYL COCAMIDENone Identified
Data: None
POLYQUATERNIUM-67None Identified
Data: Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
CALENDULA (CALENDULA OFFICINALIS) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINENone Identified
Data: Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT
ALGAE (SEAWEED) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN
None Identified
Data: Limited
VITAMIN B3None Identified
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ LYSATENone Identified
Data: None
HYALURONIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-10None Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ COPPER FERMENT EXTRACTPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
UNDECETH-11Use restrictions
Data: None
UNDECETH-5Use restrictions
Data: None
C12-13 PARETH-23Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
C12-13 PARETH-3Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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