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L'Oreal Colour Rays One Step Brush-On Colour Highlights, Red Rays (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the L'Oreal Colour Rays One Step Brush-On Colour Highlights, Red Rays (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 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 L'Oreal Colour Rays One Step Brush-On Colour Highlights, Red Rays (old formulation) is 8.

Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair
LILIAL
Appeared as: BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDE
Appeared as: AMYL CINNAMAL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

None

• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Robust

Limited

None

Fair

Limited

Limited
PENTASODIUM DTPA
Appeared as: PENTASODIUM PENTETATE

None

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

None

Good

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

None

Fair

Limited
FRAGARIA (STRAWBERRY) JUICE
Appeared as: STRAWBERRY JUICE

Limited
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) JUICE
Appeared as: RASPBERRY JUICE

Fair
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) JUICE
Appeared as: APPLE JUICE

Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) JUICE
Appeared as: LEMON JUICE

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Colour Highlighting Creme: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ammonium Hydroxide, Oleth-30, Hexadimethrine Chloride, Oleic Acid, Oleyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Pentasodium Pentetate, Ethanolamine, Basic Red 51, Basic Yellow 87, Benzyl Salicylate. Creme Developer: Water, Hydrogen Peroxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Trideceth-2 Carboxamide Mea, Ceteareth-30, Glycerin, Pentasodium Pentetate, Sodium Stannate, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate. Conditioning Shampoo: Water, Disodium Cocoamphodipropionate, PPG-5-Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, PPG-12-PEG-50 Lanolin, Glycol Distearate, Polyquaternium-10, Phosphoric Acid, Cocamide Mipa, Fragrance, Tartaric Acid, Methylparaben, Quaternium-15, Propylene Glycol Propylparaben, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Amyl Cinnamal, Strawberry Juice, Raspberry Juice, Apple Juice, Lemon Juice.

Directions from packaging:

Store between 50 degrees and 80 degrees F.

Warnings from packaging:

Usage advisory-safety warnings: important: haircolor can cause anallergic reaction which, in certain rare cases, can be severe.Therefore, you must follow these precautions: do not use if: you havealready had a reaction To a haircolor product. You have a sensitive,itchy or damaged scalp. If you have a tattoo, the risks Of allergicreaction may be increased. Perform a skin allergy test 48 hours beforeeach use Of this product (see insert). Remember To buy your product 2days ahead Of time. Avoid contact Of this product with eyes And skin. Ifproduct gets into eyes, rinse immediately. Wear gloves provided in kit.Thoroughly rinse hair after application. Do not use over compound hennaor progressive color. Keep product out Of the reach Of children. Do notapply on children. Caution: this product contains Ingredients which maycause skin irritation on certain individuals And a preliminary testaccording To accompanying directions should first be made. This productmust not be used for dyeing the eyelashes or eyebrows; To do so maycause blindness.

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