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Acure Organics Shampoo, Pure Mint & Echinacea Stem Cell (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Acure Organics Shampoo, Pure Mint & Echinacea Stem Cell (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 Acure Organics Shampoo, Pure Mint & Echinacea Stem Cell (old formulation) is 2.

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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
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: D ALPHA TOCOPHEROL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

None
EUTERPE OLERACEAE (ACAI) BERRY
Appeared as: EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI FRUIT)

Limited

Limited
ROSA CANINA FRUIT
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA (ROSE HIP)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS)
Appeared as: FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED ROOIBOS

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

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

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None
COCOGLUCOSIDES HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: COCOGLUCOSIDE HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) OIL

Fair

Limited
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) OIL
Appeared as: HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) SEED OIL

None
ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA (BABASSU) OIL
Appeared as: ATTALEA SPECIOSA (BABASSU) OIL

Limited
CHENOPODIUM QUINOA (QUINOA) PROTEIN
Appeared as: CHENOPODIUM QUINOA PROTEIN EXTRACT

Fair
UBIQUINONE
Appeared as: UBIQUINONE (COENZYME Q10)

Limited
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA (CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA (ECHINACEA) STEM CELLS

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) ESSENTIAL OIL

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Euterpe Oleracea (Acai Fruit) (Organic), Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) (Organic), Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) (Organic), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) (Organic), Rooibos (Organic Fair Trade Certified), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate (from Coconut), Betaine (Sugar Beet) (100% Naturally-derived), Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate (from Coconut + Amino Acids), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate (from Coconut + Amino Acids), Cocoglucoside Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Sugar Conditioner), Sodium Levulinate (from Corn), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Guar Gum Conditioner), Potassium Sorbate (food grade preservative), Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil (Organic), Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil (Organic Fair Trade Certified), D Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Seed Oil, Attalea Speciosa (Babassu) Oil, Chenopodium Quinoa Protein Extract, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Echinacea Angustifolia (Echinacea) Stem Cells, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Essential Oil

Directions from packaging:

Apply to wet hair. Massage into scalp and hair, working through the ends. Rinse thoroughly. Feel free to belt out some horrible 80's tune that you listen to when nobody's around. Whatever, you totally do it.

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