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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
August 2013

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John Allan's Thick, Deep Cleansing Volumizing Shampoo

EWG scientists reviewed John Allan's Thick, Deep Cleansing Volumizing 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 John Allan's Thick, Deep Cleansing Volumizing Shampoo is 10.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A ACETATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CETYL TRIETHYLMONIUM DIMETHICONE PEG-8 PHTHALATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATEEnhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-200 HYDROGENATED GLYCERYL PALMITATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
POLYSORBATE-20Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PHYTANTRIOLData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
HAIR KERATIN AMINO ACIDSUse restrictions
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
POLYQUATERNIUM-7Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SULISOBENZONE
BENZOPHENONE 4
Enhanced skin absorption, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATEContamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
CI 42090Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL NICOTINATEContamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE
YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) LEAF EXTRACTOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) EXTRACT
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACT
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) EXTRACT (CARROT)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SPIRULINA MAXIMA (ALGAE) EXTRACT
SPIRULINA MAXIMA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA EXTRACT
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA (KELP) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SWERTIA JAPONICA (SEMBURI) EXTRACT
SWERTIA JAPONICA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PELVETIA CANALICULATA (CHANNELLED WRACK) EXTRACT
PELVETIA CANALICULATA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
3-AMINOPROPANE SULFONIC ACID
3 AMINO SULFONIC ACID
None Identified
Data: Limited
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (KELP) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN PG-PROPYL SILANETRIOLNone Identified
Data: None
ETHYL NICOTINATENone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM CHONDROITIN SULFATENone Identified
Data: Fair
METHYL GLUCETH-10None Identified
Data: None
BIOTINNone Identified
Data: Fair
NIACINAMIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
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