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Palmer's Gro Treatment (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Palmer's Gro Treatment (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 12, 2014 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 Palmer's Gro Treatment (2014 formulation) is 5.

Data last updated: November 2014

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

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL ACETATE

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

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)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Robust

Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Appeared as: MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

None

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER (COCOA)

Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX (CARNAUBA)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL (OLIVE)

Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF OIL (PEPPERMINT)

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA OIL (SOYBEAN)

Limited

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited
CARAMEL COLOR
Appeared as: CARAMEL

Limited

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

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

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

Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) EXTRACT (SAGE)

None
HYSSOPUS OFFICINALIS EXTRACT
Appeared as: HYSSOP OFFICINALIS EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

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:

Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Water, Microcrystalline Wax, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Stearyl Alcohol, Hydroxylated Lanolin, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter (Cocoa), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Carnauba), Fragrance, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (Olive), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Oil (Peppermint), Glycerin, Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Hydrolyzed Silk, Glyceryl Stearate, Tocopherol Acetate, Caramel, PEG 100 Stearate, Polysorbate 80, Cetyl Acetate, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Equisetum Hyemale (Horsetail) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract (Rosemary), Utica Dioica Extract (Nettle), Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract (Sage), Hyssop Officinalis Extract, Biotin

Directions from packaging:

Apply a pea-sized amount sparkingly to hair and scalp daily or as needed, concentrating on the hair line and dry or damaged ends.

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