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Nature's Gate Awapuhi Volumizing Shampoo (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Nature's Gate Awapuhi Volumizing Shampoo (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 11, 2014 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 Nature's Gate Awapuhi Volumizing Shampoo (2014 formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: November 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited

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

Fair
POLYSORBATE-20
Appeared as: POLYSORBATE 20 (VEGETABLE DERIVED)

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good
CITRIC ACID
Appeared as: CITRIC ACID (VEGETABLE DERIVED)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE
Appeared as: COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE (COCONUT DERIVED)

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

Limited
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE
Appeared as: SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE (COCONUT)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATE
Appeared as: DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATE (COCONUT DERIVED)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
HEDYCHIUM CORONARIUM (AWAPUHI OR WHITE GINGER)
Appeared as: HEDYCHIUM CORONARIUM (HAWAIIAN WHITE GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

Limited
PRUNUS SEROTINA (WILD CHERRY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PRUNUS SEROTINA (WILD CHERRY) BARK EXTRACT

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited
QUILLAJA SAPONARIA (SOAPBARK) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: QUILLAJA SAPONARIA (SOAP BARK) EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C)

None

Fair
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE
Appeared as: HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE (PLANT DERIVED)

Fair

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

None
GLYCERYL UNDECYLENATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL UNDECYLENATE (VEGETABLE DERIVED)

Limited
CARAMEL COLOR
Appeared as: CARAMEL

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:

Water, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine (Coconut Derived), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (Coconut), Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate (Coconut Derived), Lauryl Glucoside, Glycerin (Vegetable), Hedychium Coronarium (Hawaiian White Ginger) Root Extract, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry) Bark Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Betula Alba (Birch) Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Humulus Lupulus (hops) Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Leaf Extract, Quillaja Saponaria (Soap Bark) Extract, Algae Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Polysorbate 20 (vegetable derived), Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (Plant Derived), Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Undecylenate (vegetable derived), Citric Acid (vegetable derived), Fragrance, Caramel

Directions from packaging:

Massage a generous amount of shampoo gently into wet hair and scalp. Lather. Rinse thoroughly. For best results, follow with Nature’s Gate Awapuhi Conditioner. May be used daily.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Avoid directed contact with eyes.

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