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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Nioxin Clarifying Cleanser

EWG scientists reviewed Nioxin Clarifying Cleanser 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 Nioxin Clarifying Cleanser is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SALICYLIC ACIDEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
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
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ ZINC FERMENTUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ IRON FERMENTPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: None
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) EXTRACT
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ACER SACCHARUM (SUGAR MAPLE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
BIOTIN/FOLIC ACID/CYANOCOBALAMIN/NIACINAMIDE/PANTOTHENIC ACID/RIBOFLAVIN/THIAMINE/YEAST POLYPEPTIDES
BIOTIN/FOLIC ACID/CYANOCOBALAMIN/NIACINAMIDE/PANTOTHENIC ACID/PYRIDOXINE/RIBOFLAVIN/THIAMINE/YEAST POLYPEPTIDES
None Identified
Data: None
YEAST EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ MAGNESIUM FERMENTNone Identified
Data: None
MENTHOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
MENTHA ARVENSIS (WILD MINT) OIL
MENTHA ARVENSIS LEAF OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SODIUM CITRATENone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM XYLENE SULFONATENone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-10None Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ SILICON FERMENTNone Identified
Data: None
SACCHAROMYCES/ COPPER FERMENTPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OILEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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