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Infusium 23 Leave-In Treatment 3 Color Protector (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Infusium 23 Leave-In Treatment 3 Color Protector (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 Infusium 23 Leave-In Treatment 3 Color Protector (old formulation) is 5.

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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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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

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Fair
OCTINOXATE
Appeared as: OCTYL METHOXYCINNAMATE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

None

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

None

• 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)

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

Limited
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL METHYL ETHER
Appeared as: PPG 2 METHYL ETHER

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

None
HYDROXYLAURYL/ HYDROXYMYRISTYL BETAINE
Appeared as: BETAINE (SUGAR BEET)

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair
ARGININE HYDROCHLORIDE
Appeared as: ARGININE (L ARGININE HYDROCHLORIDE)

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

None

Limited

Fair

Fair

Fair

Limited

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

Fair

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Amodimethicone, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Panthenol, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Polyquaternium 11, PPG 2 Methyl Ether, Citric Acid, Cetrimonium Chloride, PEG/PPG 18/18 Dimethicone, Betaine (Sugar Beet), Glycerin, Sorbitol, Serine, Glycine, Glutamic Acid, Arginine (L Arginine Hydrochloride), Threonine, Lysine, Alanine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG 8/SMDI Copolymer, Proline, Palmitoyl Myristyl Serinate, Behenic Acid, Oleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Sodium PCA, Stearic Acid, Arachidic Acid, PEG 8, Trideceth 12, Polysorbate 80, Fragrance, Amino Methyl Propanol, Methylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA

Directions from packaging:

Therapy: Massage gently into clean hair, wet or dry. Comb through to ends to deeply preserve and care for color-treated hair. Do not rinse. Style as usual. Can be used throughout the day. For concentrated color protection, use in combination with Infusium 23 Color Protector Shampoo and Conditioner.

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