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Data last updated:
July 2013

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Dark & Lovely No-Lye Conditioning Relaxer System, Regular

EWG scientists reviewed Dark & Lovely No-Lye Conditioning Relaxer System, Regular 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 is 9.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ISOBUTYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BUTYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LILIAL
BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BENZYL SALICYLATEEcotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LIMONENEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TRIETHANOLAMINEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
HEXYL CINNAMALAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LINALOOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRONELLOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PETROLATUMContamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
D&C ORANGE 4
CI 15510/ORANGE 4
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
COCAMIDE MEAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: None
CALCIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CHLORHEXIDINE DIHYDROCHLORIDEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG/PPG/POLYBUTYLENE GLYCOL-8/5/3 GLYCERIN
PEG/PPG/POLYBUTENE GLYCOL-8/5/3 GLYCERIN
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PEG-75 LANOLINData gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
LAURETH-4Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
PEG-100 STEARATEData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CETETH-10 PHOSPHATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: None
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 5
CI 19140/YELLOW 5
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C RED 33
CI 17200/RED 33
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-7Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C RED 4
CI 14700/RED 4
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LAURETH-23Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FD&C BLUE 1
CI 42090/BLUE 1
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions 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, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-6Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
DICETYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDEAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINEEcotoxicology
Data: None
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PARAFFINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATEEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATEUse restrictions
Data: None
PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6Use restrictions
Data: None
POLYQUATERNIUM-37Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
SODIUM PCAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS/ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
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
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
SAPONIFIED BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
[product of sodium hydroxide and BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER/SHEA BUTTER]
None Identified
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
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


About the 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