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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
September 2013

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Bosley BosDefense Thickening Treatment for Color-Treated Hair (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Bosley BosDefense Thickening Treatment for Color-Treated Hair (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 Bosley BosDefense Thickening Treatment for Color-Treated Hair (2013 formulation) is 6.
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
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE
METHYLISOTHIAZONLINONE
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
LINALOOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
HEXYL CINNAMALUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
LAURETH-9Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PPG-5-CETETH-20Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
PPG-26-BUTETH-26Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (BUTYL ALCOHOL)
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
XYLITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
LACTITOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
MYRISTOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-17None Identified
Data: None
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
BIOTINOYL TRIPEPTIDE-1None Identified
Data: None
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
Malus Domestica Fruit Cell CultureNone Identified
Data: None
RICE AMINO ACIDSNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN PG-PROPYL SILANETRIOLNone Identified
Data: None
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
BENZYL NICOTINATENone Identified
Data: Limited
OLEANOLIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYAMIDE-2None Identified
Data: Limited
AMODIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
ALGAE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
METHYL NICOTINATE
METHYL NICONTINATE
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
APIGENINNone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-11None Identified
Data: None
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
C11-15 PARETH-7Use restrictions
Data: None
TRIDECETH-12Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE POWDER
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE POWDER
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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