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Gaia Natural Baby Conditioning Detangler (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Gaia Natural Baby Conditioning Detangler (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 Gaia Natural Baby Conditioning Detangler (old formulation) is 3.

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Data last updated: July 2013

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
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
SODIUM HYDROXYMETHYLGLYCINATE
Appeared as: SODIUM HYDROXYMETHYLGLYCINATE (AMINO ACID)

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERINE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DEMINERALIZED WATER

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) EXTRACT

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

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (PROVITAMIN B5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM
Appeared as: GUAR GUM

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Fair
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL PROTEIN
Appeared as: OAT PROTEIN (*CERTIFIED BY ACO)

Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA (ANTHEMIS NOBILIS) EXTRACT (*CERTIFIED BY ACO)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER)
Appeared as: LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) (*CERTIFIED BY ACO)

Fair
CITRUS SINENSIS (SWEET ORANGE)
Appeared as: SWEET ORANGE (*CERTIFIED BY ACO)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA)
Appeared as: CHAMOMILA RECUITA (MATRICARIA) (*CERTIFIED BY ACO)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

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:

Demineralized Water, Vegetable Glycerine, Wheat Protein, Lauryl Glucoside, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract, Panthenol (provitamin B5), Guar Gum, Oat Protein (*Certified organic by ACO), Chamomilla (Anthemis Nobilis) Extract (*Certified organic by ACO), Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate (amino acid), Pure Essential Oil of:, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) (*Certified organic by ACO), Sweet Orange (*Certified organic by ACO), Chamomila Recuita (Matricaria) (*Certified organic by ACO), Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Limonene, Linalool

Directions from packaging:

For dry hair spray Conditioning Detangler onto knotty areas and gently comb through. For wet hair towel dry, spray onto damp hair focusing extra sprays onto knotty areas and gently comb through starting at the ends first then the middle area and work your way up to the top last. No need to rinse.

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