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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
June 2019

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Verb Ghost Shampoo

EWG scientists reviewed Verb Ghost 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. EWG's rating for Verb Ghost Shampoo is 6.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEMiscellaneous, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONEUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
HYDROGEN PEROXIDEUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
ETHYLENE GLYCOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Contamination concerns (ETHOXYETHANOL, METHOXYETHANOL)
Data: Fair
LACTIC ACIDUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SODIUM METABISULFITEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
LECITHINMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SORBIC ACIDAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
LAURETH-3Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-7Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATEEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
BENZOIC ACIDUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Good
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
DISODIUM LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CHLORPHENESINUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE)
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSA CENTIFOLIA (CABBAGE ROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT
ROSA CENTIFOLIA FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED QUINOANone Identified
Data: None
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN PG-PROPYL SILANETRIOLNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM SARCOSINATENone Identified
Data: Fair
TRISODIUM SULFOSUCCINATENone Identified
Data: None
PPG-2 HYDROXYETHYL COCO/ ISOSTEARAMIDENone Identified
Data: None
COCAMIDE DIPANone Identified
Data: None
SILICONE QUATERNIUM-8None Identified
Data: None
POLYQUATERNIUM-44None Identified
Data: None
HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATENone Identified
Data: None
MORINGA PTERYGOSPERMA SEED OIL
MORINGA OLEIFERA SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: None
COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINENone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM CHLORIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURYL SULFOACETATENone Identified
Data: None
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
MYRISTYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYLAMINE OXIDEEcotoxicology
Data: None
GLYCOL DISTEARATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL OLEATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM NITRATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
COCO-GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
COCODIMONIUM HYDROXYPROPYL HYDROLYZED RICE PROTEINUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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