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Product score: 05

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Pureology Strength Cure Shampoo

Pureology Strength Cure Shampoo

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CATEGORY

Shampoo

BRAND

Pureology

DATA LAST UPDATED

June 2023

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA / WATER / EAU
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, hair conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
DISODIUM LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, surfactant - hydrotrope, cleansing, foam boosting, foaming, hydrotrope, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM LAURYL SULFOACETATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, foaming, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, surfactant - cleansing agent, antistatic, cleansing, emulsifying, foaming, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 01
COCO-BETAINE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, cleansing, foam boosting, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCOL DISTEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) opacifying agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, opacifying, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERETH-26
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, viscosity decreasing agent, humectant, solvent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
DECYL GLUCOSIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, emulsion stabilising, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
COCONUT FATTY ACID
Appeared as: COCONUT ACID
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agentsurfactant-cleansing agent is included as a function for the soap form of coconut acid., cleansing, emollient, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM / FRAGRANCE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM ISETHIONATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, antistatic, cleansing, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
PPG-5-CETETH-20
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, oral care agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
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Ingredient score: 01
DIVINYLDIMETHICONE/ DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) film former, hair conditioning agent, film forming, hair conditioning
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Ingredient score: 05
POLYQUATERNIUM-7
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, film former, hair fixative, antistatic, film forming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
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Ingredient score: 01
AMODIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYQUATERNIUM-10
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, film former, hair fixative, antistatic, film forming
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Ingredient score: 01
CARBOMER
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) adhesive, artificial nail builder, binder, film former, hair fixative, suspending agent -nonsurfactant, antistatic, binding, film forming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-55 PROPYLENE GLYCOL OLEATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioningagent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATES (C11-15) SECONDARY
Appeared as: C11-15 PARETH-7
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
HEXYL CINNAMAL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
BENZOIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, preservative, bulking, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
LAURETH-9
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscositydecreasing agent, humectant, masking, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
LINALOOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, deodorant, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
TOCOPHEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 01
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL / OLIVE FRUIT OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, perfuming
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CAMELINA SATIVA (GOLD OF PLEASURE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CAMELINA SATIVA SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
TRIDECETH-12
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
SALICYLIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antiacne agent, antidandruff agent, corn/callus/wart remover, denaturant, exfoliant;fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antidandruff, hair conditioning, keratolytic, masking, preservative, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED EXTRACT / SUNFLOWER SEED EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, sunscreen agent, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
MAGNESIUM NITRATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, hair conditioning
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 05
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) external analgesic, fragrance ingredient, oral health care drug, preservative, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent, masking, solvent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATES (C12-13)
Appeared as: C12-13 PARETH-23
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
C12-13 PARETH-3
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN PG-PROPYL SILANETRIOL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 06
LIMONENE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
ARGININE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
2-OLEAMIDO-1,3-OCTADECANEDIOL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL
Appeared as: POLY(LINSEED) OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent -occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 03
SULISOBENZONE
Appeared as: BENZOPHENONE-4
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber, uv absorber, uv filter
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
CITRONELLOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
FD&C RED NO. 4 (CI 14700)
Appeared as: CI 14700 / RED 4
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
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Ingredient score: 06
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
SORBIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS (ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
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Ingredient score: 01
MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 07
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
D&C ORANGE NO. 4 (CI 15510)
Appeared as: CI 15510 / ORANGE 4
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredients from packaging:

AQUA / WATER / EAU, SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE, DISODIUM LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATE, SODIUM LAURYL SULFOACETATE, SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE, COCO-BETAINE, GLYCOL DISTEARATE, GLYCERETH-26, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, COCONUT ACID, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, SODIUM ISETHIONATE, CITRIC ACID, PPG-5-CETETH-20, SODIUM CHLORIDE, DIVINYLDIMETHICONE/DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER, POLYQUATERNIUM-7, AMODIMETHICONE, POLYQUATERNIUM-10, CARBOMER, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, PEG-55 PROPYLENE GLYCOL OLEATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, C11-15 PARETH-7, HEXYL CINNAMAL, BENZOIC ACID, LAURETH-9, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, LINALOOL, TOCOPHEROL, OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL / OLIVE FRUIT OIL, CAMELINA SATIVA SEED OIL, TRIDECETH-12, SALICYLIC ACID, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED EXTRACT / SUNFLOWER SEED EXTRACT, SODIUM BENZOATE, MAGNESIUM NITRATE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, C12-13 PARETH-23, C12-13 PARETH-3, HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN PG-PROPYL SILANETRIOL, LIMONENE, ARGININE, 2-OLEAMIDO-1,3-OCTADECANEDIOL, POLY(LINSEED OIL), BENZOPHENONE-4, PHENOXYETHANOL, CITRONELLOL, CI 14700 / RED 4, METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE, SORBIC ACID, HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS EXTRACT, MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CI 15510 / ORANGE 4

Directions from packaging:

Apply a quarter-sized amount to wet hair and lather. Rinse. Repeat if necessary.

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