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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
August 2013

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Clairol Natural Instincts Rich Color Creme, Darkest Brown 31 (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Clairol Natural Instincts Rich Color Creme, Darkest Brown 31 (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 Natural Instincts Rich Color Creme, Darkest Brown 31 (old formulation) is 9.
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
RESORCINOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, 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
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology, Cancer
Data: Limited
ETHANOLAMINEUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
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
M-AMINOPHENOLOccupational hazards, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYL-2-NITRO-P-TOLUIDINE
HYDROXYETHYL-2-NITRO-P-TOLUDINE
Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
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
BASIC BROWN 17Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer
Data: Limited
2-METHYLRESORCINOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
HYDROXYCETYL HYDROXYETHYL DIMONIUM CHLORIDEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: None
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
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
CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
LANOLIN ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
LAURETH-3Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
HYDROXYETHYL-3,4-METHYLENEDIOXYANILINE HCLUse restrictions, Cancer
Data: None
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
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, 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
HC YELLOW NO. 13
HC YELLOW 13
Use restrictions
Data: None
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
ETIDRONIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDROLYZED KERATINUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM SULFITEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
DECYLTETRADECANOLNone Identified
Data: None
BIS-HYDROXY/METHOXY AMODIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: None
PANTHENYL ETHYL ETHERNone Identified
Data: None
HC BLUE NO. 15
HC BLUE 15
None Identified
Data: None
STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINEEcotoxicology
Data: None
GLUTAMIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROLYZED SWEET ALMOND PROTEINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE SENone Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
BASIC BROWN 16Cancer, Use restrictions
Data: None
SODIUM SULFATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
DISODIUM PHOSPHATEUse restrictions
Data: Fair
PHOSPHORIC ACIDOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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