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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
May 2014

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Avalon Organics Itch & Flake Therapy Medicated Anti-Dandruff Shampoo (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Avalon Organics Itch & Flake Therapy Medicated Anti-Dandruff 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 Avalon Organics Itch & Flake Therapy Medicated Anti-Dandruff Shampoo (old formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
SALICYLIC ACID
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDEOccupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) The product manufacturer has listed potassium hydroxide on the product label or has informed Skin Deep's research team that it is used to make the product. In a properly manufactured soap, this common raw ingredient completely reacts with oils; none remains in the product. Therefore, the hazards associated with potassium hydroxide are not considered relevant for this product.
COPAIFERA OFFICINALIS (BALSAM COPAIBA) RESINMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL
(ORGANIC)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK EXTRACT
CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK OIL
Use restrictions
Data: None
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OILUse restrictions
Data: None
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
BENZOIN EXTRACT
STYRAX BENZOIN RESIN EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
CORIANDER EXTRACT
CORIANDRUM SATIVUM
None Identified
Data: Limited
Geranium oil, saponified
[product of potassium hydroxide and GERANIUM MACULATUM OIL]
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BABASSU OIL POLYGLYCERYL-4 ESTERSNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM COCO-SULFATENone Identified
Data: None
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEINAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
CANARIUM LUZONICUM (ELEMI) GUM NONVOLATILES
CANARIUM LUZONICUM GUM NONVOLATILES
None Identified
Data: None
CORIANDRUM SATIVUM (CORIANDER) FRUIT OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
MENTHA ARVENSIS (WILD MINT) OIL
MENTHA ARVENSIS LEAF OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL
POGOSTEMON CABLIN OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
INULIN
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
(ORGANIC)
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL OLEATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OILEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
BISABOLOLEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
COCO-GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
DISODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATEUse restrictions
Data: None
SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCOYL THREONINATEUse restrictions
Data: None
SODIUM SULFATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
(ORGANIC)
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OILEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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