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Goldwell Topchic Hair Color, Silver Blonde 8Sb (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Goldwell Topchic Hair Color, Silver Blonde 8Sb (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 Goldwell Topchic Hair Color, Silver Blonde 8Sb (old formulation) is 8.

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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • 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)

Fair

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

Fair
TOLUENE-2,5-DIAMINE
Appeared as: TOLUENE 2

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
TOLUENE-2,5-DIAMINE SULFATE
Appeared as: 5 DIAMINE SULFATE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Robust

Limited

Fair

Limited

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

None

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

Limited

None

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited

Fair

Limited
2,5,6-TRIAMINO-4-PYRIMIDINOL SULFATE
Appeared as: 2 5 6 TRAMINO 4 PYRIMIDIONL SULFATE

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Oleth 5, Ammonium Hydroxide, Oleic Acid, Stearamide MEA, Cocamide MEA, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Sodium Sulfite, Propylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol Stearate SE, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Chloride, Alcohol Denatured, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Panthenol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Polysilicone 9, Silica, Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ubiquinone, Fragrance (Parfum), M Aminophenol, Resorcinol, Toluene 2, 5 Diamine Sulfate, 2 Amino 4 Hydroxyethylaminoanisole Sulfate, 2 5 6 Tramino 4 Pyrimidionl Sulfate

Directions from packaging:

Perform a preliminary patch test accordingly to the following directions prior to each application, even if the client has color treatments before. Using a cotton tipped applicator, apply the color mixture to a 1" x 1" (2.5cm x 2.5cm) patch of clean skin (gently wash with mild soap and water) on the inside of the forearm and leave to process. After 45 minutes, cleanse the area thoroughly with luke warm water. After 48 hours has passed, examine the test area. If no reaction has occurred after 48 hours after the patch test, then the shade may be applied to the client. Do not treat the hair if any reaction occurs. This is a precautionary test and does not mean that sensitivity or allergies will not occur during treatment.

Warnings from packaging:

This product contains ingredients which may cause skin irritation on certain individuals and a preliminary test according to accompanying directions should be made. This product must not be used for dyeing the eyelashes or eyebrows; to do so may cause blindness. Rinse eyes immediately if product comes into contact with them. Seek medical attention if irritation persists. Wear suitable gloves, follow instructions. Non-flammable. Contents under pressure. Do not puncture or incinerate container even when empty. Do not place in hot water or near radiators, stoves or other sources of open heat. Do not store at temperatures greater than 120F/50C. Keep away from open flame or spark. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid eye contact.

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