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Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-Calming Conditioner, for Normal to Dry Hair (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-Calming Conditioner, for Normal to Dry Hair (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 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 Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-Calming Conditioner, for Normal to Dry Hair (2016 formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: July 2016

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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • 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)

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT (*LAVENDER)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair
CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: CENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE

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

Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) EXTRACT
Appeared as: THYME (THYMUS VULGARIS) EXTRACT (*THYME)

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT (*ROSEMARY)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

None
BABASSUAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE
Appeared as: BRASSICAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE

Limited
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW)
Appeared as: ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (YARROW) EXTRACT (*YARROW)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT (*MATRICARIA)

None
EQUISETUM HIEMALE EXTRACT
Appeared as: EQUISETUM HYEMALE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACT (*)

Limited
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) EXTRACT (*CLARY)

Limited
TUSSILAGO FARFARA (COLTSFOOT) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: TUSSILAGO FARFARA (COLTSFOOT) FLOWER EXTRACT (*COLTSFOOT)

Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACT (*NETTLE)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXL GLYCERIN

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (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

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Purified Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract (*Yarrow), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract (*Matricaria), Equisetum Hyemale (Horsetail) Extract (*), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract (*Lavender), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract (*Rosemary), Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Extract (*Clary), Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) Extract (*Thyme), Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot) Flower Extract (*Coltsfoot), Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract (*Nettle), Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Ethylhexl Glycerin, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Centrimonium Chloride, Fragrance, Citric Acid

Directions from packaging:

Apply after 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-Clarifying Shampoo, massaging rich moisture into drenched hair. Rinse thoroughly and style.

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