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Malibu Scalp Wellness Sulfate-Free Shampoo (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Malibu Scalp Wellness Sulfate-Free Shampoo (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 03, 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 Malibu Scalp Wellness Sulfate-Free Shampoo (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)

Good
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Appeared as: COCOAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Good

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

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

None

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE)

Limited

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

Limited

• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

None

None

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Limited
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL

Fair

Fair

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

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

Fair
ALLANTOIN
Appeared as: ALLANTOIN (COMFREY ROOT)

Limited
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Sodium C14 15 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamide DIPA, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Salicylic Acid, Menthol, Disodium EDTA, Glucose, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract, PEG 120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Allantoin (Comfrey Root), Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citric Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate/Caprate, Polyquaternium 10, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate

Directions from packaging:

Massage into wet hair and scalp, work into later. Rinse with cool water.

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