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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
August 2013

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ALTERNA LIFE Solutions Volume Restore Shampoo (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed ALTERNA LIFE Solutions Volume Restore 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 LIFE Solutions Volume Restore 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: Fair
FRAGRANCEMiscellaneous, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
PHOSPHORUSOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
PANTHENYL HYDROXYPROPYL STEARDIMONIUM CHLORIDEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: None
CINNAMIDOPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: None
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PEG-150 DISTEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-45MOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEINUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
ZINC GLUCONATEUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
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
MICAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM SALICYLATEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATENone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM LAUROAMPHOACETATENone Identified
Data: None
N CARBOXYETHYL BUTYRIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: None
ORNITHINE DECARBOXYLASENone Identified
Data: Fair
CALPHOSTIN CNone Identified
Data: Fair
SERENOA SERRULATA FRUIT EXTRACT
SERENOA SERRULATA (SAW PALMETTO) FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PAULLINIA CUPANA (GUARANA) SEED EXTRACT
PAULINIA CUPANA SEED EXTRACT
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SWERTIA JAPONICA (SEMBURI) EXTRACT
SWERTIA JAPONICA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GINKGO BILOBANone Identified
Data: Fair
CINCHONA SUCCIRUBRA (QUININE) BARK EXTRACT
CHINCHONA SUCCIRUBRA BARK EXTRACT (QUINQUINA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
COPTIS JAPONICA ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
GASTRODIA ELATA ROOT EXTRACT
GASTRODIA ELATA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE (WATERCRESS) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROBINIA PSEUDACACIA FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
POLYGONUM MULTIFLORUM (HE SHOU WU) ROOT EXTRACT
POLYGONUM MULTIFLORUM ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL) EXTRACT
FENNEL (FOENICULUM VULGARE) SEED EXTRACT (FENNEL)
None Identified
Data: Limited
RICE AMINO ACIDSNone Identified
Data: None
PANTHENYL ETHYL ETHERNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROLYZED GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANS
HYDROLYZED MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDES
None Identified
Data: None
SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASENone Identified
Data: Fair
LACTOFERRINNone Identified
Data: Fair
PHOSPHOLIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Fair
CORN OLIGOSACCHARIDESNone Identified
Data: None
COPPER LYSL OXIDASE
COPPER OXIDASE
None Identified
Data: None
ACETYLMETHIONINE, DL-
ACETYL METHIONONE
None Identified
Data: Limited
ACETYL SERINENone Identified
Data: Limited
AMINO ACYL TRNA SYNTHETASE
AMINOACYL TRANSFERASE
None Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
HYDROXYPROPYL GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDENone Identified
Data: None
THREONINENone Identified
Data: Fair
ROYAL JELLYNone Identified
Data: Limited
CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS (LEMONGRASS) EXTRACT
CYMBOPOGON SCHOEANTHUS (LEMONGRASS) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CALCIUM PANTOTHENATENone Identified
Data: Limited
NIACINAMIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
BIOTINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ LYSATENone Identified
Data: None
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ COPPER FERMENT EXTRACTPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
ACRYLATES CROSSPOLYMERUse restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-28Use restrictions
Data: Limited
AZELAIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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