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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
November 2014

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Biosilk Hydrating Shampoo (2014 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Biosilk Hydrating Shampoo (2014 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 Biosilk Hydrating Shampoo (2014 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
LILIAL
BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL
Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
HYDROXYCITRONELLAL
HYDROYCITRONELLAL
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GERANIOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
EUGENOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BENZYL BENZOATEUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
HEXYL CINNAMALUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
LINALOOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CITRONELLOLUse 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
PG-HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE COCODIMONIUM CHLORIDEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: None
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
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
STEARETH-4Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PHYTANTRIOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Data gaps
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 5
YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)
Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
DISODIUM LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
ACRYLATES COPOLYMERUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: Limited
SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE)
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA EXTRACT (LAVENDER)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) EXTRACT
SALVIA SCLAREA EXTRACT (CLARY)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY)
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE LEAF EXTRACT
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED SILKNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCOL DISTEARATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
HEXYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
SODIUM PCAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF EXTRACT
MENTHA PIPERITA LEAF EXTRACT (PEPPERMINT)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER EXTRACT
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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