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Paul Mitchell The Rinse (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Paul Mitchell The Rinse (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 03, 2016 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 Paul Mitchell The Rinse (2016 formulation) is 6.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY)
Appeared as: SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (high)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Robust

Limited

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

None
PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRATE
Appeared as: DICAPRATE

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Fair

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

Fair

Fair

Limited
PLANTAGO MAJOR (PLANTAIN)
Appeared as: PLANTAGO MAJOR

Limited
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) PROTEIN
Appeared as: TRITICUM VULGARE PROTEIN (WHEAT)

None

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Stearalkonium Chloride, Polyquaternium 37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG 1 Trideceth 6, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, PEG 8 Distearate, Dimethicone, Bisamino PEG/PPG 41/3 Aminoethyl PG Propyl Dimethicone, Glutamine/tyrosine/leucine/cysteine/glycine/symphytum officinale, Plantago Major, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Protein (Wheat), PEG 12 Dimethicone, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Triethanolamine, Fragrance

Directions from packaging:

Apply a small amount. Massage. Rinse completely.

Warnings from packaging:

As with all cosmetics, avoid contact with eyes and keep out of reach of children.

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