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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Africa's Best No-Lye Dual Conditioning Relaxer System Regular (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Africa's Best No-Lye Dual 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 Africa's Best No-Lye Dual Conditioning Relaxer System Regular (2013 formulation) is 10.
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: Limited
COCAMIDE DEAUse restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Cancer, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
PETROLATUMOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
CALCIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
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
STEARETH-10Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
STEARETH-2Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CETEARETH-20Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
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
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT
Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BETULA ALBA (BIRCH) LEAF EXTRACT
BETULA ALBA LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
COCODIMONIUM HYDROXYPROPYL HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEINNone Identified
Data: None
TRIGONELLA FOENUM-GRAECUM SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) EXTRACT
COMMIPHORA MYRRHA EXTRACT
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ARCTIUM LAPPA (BURDOCK) EXTRACT
ARCTIUM LAPPA ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HEDERA HELIX (IVY) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
GUANIDINE CARBONATENone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIDECETH-7 CARBOXYLIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: None
PHENOL REDNone Identified
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED COLLAGENOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATEEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Limited
BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-47Use restrictions
Data: None
PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6Use restrictions
Data: None
POLYQUATERNIUM-37Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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