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Data last updated:
January 2018

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Beautycounter Smooth & Control Shampoo

EWG scientists reviewed Beautycounter Smooth & Control Shampoo 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. Beautycounter Smooth & Control Shampoo is EWG VERIFIED™.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) The product manufacturer has listed sodium 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 sodium hydroxide are not considered relevant for this product.
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM OLEATE
[product of sodium hydroxide and SODIUM OLEATE]
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data),
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data),
Data: Good
SODIUM LAUROAMPHOACETATENone Identified
Data: None
COCAMIDE MIPANone Identified
Data: None
GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (LEVANT COTTON) SEED EXTRACT
GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (COTTON) SEED EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: None
DISODIUM LAURYL SULFOSUCCINATENone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM METHYL OLEYL TAURATE
SODIUM METHYL OLEOYL TAURATE
None Identified
Data: Limited
INULINNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
Geranium oil, saponified
[product of sodium hydroxide and PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL]
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data),
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
FRUCTOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLUCOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCOL DISTEARATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
DECYL GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data),
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATEUse restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data),
Data: Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OILEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data),
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SUCROSEInnocuous
Data: Robust


About the Skin Deep® ratings

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