ewg.org | About SkinDeep®/Methodology | Legal Disclaimer | Build Your Own Report | FAQ
 
Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

Get The Guide!

Want a free Cosmetics Guide? Donate $10 to EWG today!

Sign Up!

Dark & Lovely No-Lye Conditioning Relaxer System, Regular (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Dark & Lovely No-Lye Conditioning Relaxer System, Regular (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 Dark & Lovely No-Lye Conditioning Relaxer System, Regular (2013 formulation) is 9.
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
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
ISOBUTYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps
Data: Limited
BUTYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps
Data: Fair
LILIAL
BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL
Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
BENZYL SALICYLATEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
LYRAL
HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LIMONENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Good
TRIETHANOLAMINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
HEXYL CINNAMALUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
LINALOOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
CITRONELLOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PETROLATUMOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
D&C ORANGE 4
CI 15510/ORANGE 4
Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
COCAMIDE MEAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: None
CALCIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
CHLORHEXIDINE DIHYDROCHLORIDEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PEG/PPG/POLYBUTYLENE GLYCOL-8/5/3 GLYCERIN
PEG/PPG/POLYBUTENE GLYCOL-8/5/3 GLYCERIN
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-75 LANOLINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
LAURETH-4Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG-100 STEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CETETH-10 PHOSPHATEUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
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
FD&C YELLOW 5
CI 19140/YELLOW 5
Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
D&C RED 33
CI 17200/RED 33
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-7Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
Data: Limited
FD&C RED 4
CI 14700/RED 4
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
LAURETH-23Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
FD&C BLUE 1
CI 42090/BLUE 1
Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, 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.
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-6Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
DICETYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDEAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
DICAPRYLATE/ DICAPRATENone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEINNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HONEYNone Identified
Data: None
DICETYL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Limited
2-OLEAMIDO-1,3-OCTADECANEDIOLNone Identified
Data: None
GLUCONOLACTONENone Identified
Data: Limited
GUANIDINE CARBONATENone Identified
Data: Limited
STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINEEcotoxicology
Data: None
ARGININENone Identified
Data: Fair
SERINENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLUTAMIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
PHENOLSULFONPHTHALEIN
PHENOLSULFONEPHTHALEIN
None Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM COCOATE
[product of sodium hydroxide and COCOS NUCIFERA OIL/COCONUT OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
SAPONIFIED BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
[product of sodium hydroxide and BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER/SHEA BUTTER]
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PENTASODIUM PENTETATEData gaps
Data: None
SODIUM OLIVATE
[product of sodium hydroxide and OLEA EUROPAEA OIL/OLIVE FRUIT OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
SAPONIFIED SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS OIL/JOJOBA SEED OIL]
None Identified
Data: Limited
SAPONIFIED PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL/AVOCADO OIL]
None Identified
Data: Limited
PARAFFINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATEEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Limited
BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6Use restrictions
Data: None
POLYQUATERNIUM-37Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS/ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


About the Skin Deep® ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer

About EWG VERIFIED™

Beyond providing Skin Deep® as an educational tool for consumers, EWG offers its EWG VERIFIED™ mark as a quick and easily identifiable way of conveying personal care products that meet EWG's strict health criteria. Before a company can use EWG VERIFIEDTM on such products, the company must show that it fully discloses the products' ingredients on their labels or packaging, they do not contain EWG ingredients of concern, and are made with good manufacturing practices, among other criteria. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer