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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
August 2013

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Viviscal Gentle Shampoo (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Viviscal Gentle Shampoo (2013 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 Viviscal Gentle Shampoo (2013 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
LINALOOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
PEG-120 METHYL GLUCOSE DIOLEATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-150 PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRASTEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-6 CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDESOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATEEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
BENZOIC ACIDUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) EXTRACT
LEMON (CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM) FRUIT EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT
SUGAR CANE (SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ACER SACCHARUM (SUGAR MAPLE) EXTRACT
SUGAR MAPLE (ACER SACCHARUM) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT
ORANGE (CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS) FRUIT EXTRACT
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
LAVENDER (LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA) FLOWER OIL
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
COCO-GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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