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User Added: JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS Evening Primrose shampoo for dry hair (old formulation) (not reviewed by EWG)

**This is not an official Skin Deep® report. This product has not been reviewed by EWG scientists. These reports are for informational, non-commercial purposes only.**

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the User Added: JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS Evening Primrose shampoo for dry hair (old formulation) (not reviewed by EWG) product label collected on April 28, 2009 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 User Added: JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS Evening Primrose shampoo for dry hair (old formulation) (not reviewed by EWG) is 3.

Data last updated: April 2009

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (YARROW) EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL
Appeared as: CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) FLOWER OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

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

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS (WHITE TEA) LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF GEL
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA LEAF JUICE) GEL

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER/LEAF/ STEM EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: EQUISETUM HIEMALE (HORSETAIL) LEAF/STEM EXTRACT

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTICA (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX ALBA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN

Limited

None
JUNIPERUS MEXICANA OIL
Appeared as: JUNIPERUS MEXICANA (CEDARWOOD) OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair
HYALURONIC ACID
Appeared as: SODIUM HYALURONATE (HYALURONIC ACID)

Limited

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL

Limited
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAXSEED) SEED OIL

Limited

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Good

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera leaf juice) gel,* aqua (water), decyl glucoside, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, sodium cocoyl sulfoacetate, babassuamidopropyl betaine, panthenol (vitamin B5), sorbitol, symphytum officinale (comfrey) leaf extract,* lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower/leaf/ stem extract,* urtica dioica (nettle) root extract,* equisetum hiemale (horsetail) leaf/stem extract,* chamomilla recutica (chamomile) flower extract,* achillea millefolium (yarrow) extract,* camellia sinensis (white tea) leaf extract,* salix alba (willow) bark extract,* lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract, hydrolyzed soy protein, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil,* pogostemon cablin (patchouli) oil,* citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel oil,* juniperus mexicana (cedarwood) oil,* citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil,* pelargonium graveolens (geranium) flower oil,* santalum album (sandalwood) oil*, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, wheat amino acids, sodium pca, arginine, serine & threonine (amino acids), potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid), glycerin, oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil,* helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil,* linum usitatissimum (flaxseed) seed oil,* borago officinalis (borage) seed oil,* simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil,* tocopherol, sulfur

Directions from packaging:

• wet hair, lather, rinse • for fine hair, follow with Citrus & Neroli Detangler (can be used as leave-in conditioner) or Rosemary & Peppermint Detangler • for curly hair, follow with Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner • for overly dry or damaged hair follow with Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructor

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