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B'IOTA Botanicals Bioxsine Series Herbal Shampoo for Normal/Dry Thinning Hair (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the B'IOTA Botanicals Bioxsine Series Herbal Shampoo for Normal/Dry Thinning Hair (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 B'IOTA Botanicals Bioxsine Series Herbal Shampoo for Normal/Dry Thinning Hair (old formulation) is 5.

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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

Good

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

None

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

None

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (BUTYL ALCOHOL)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

None
URTICA URENS LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: BIOCOMPLEX B11 HERBAL EXTRACT (URTICA URENS LEAF EXTRACT)

Limited

Limited
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW)
Appeared as: ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CERATONIA SILIQUA (CAROB) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CERATONIA SILIQUA (CAROB) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT

Fair
MEL

Robust

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

Limited
ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATES (C11-15) SECONDARY
Appeared as: C11 15 PARETH 7

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Fair

Fair

None

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Biocomplex B11 Herbal Extract (Urtica Urens Leaf Extract), Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Fruit Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Mel, Sodium Chloride, PEG/PPG 120/10 Trimethylolpropane Trioleate, Laureth 2, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Amodimethicone, PPG 26 Buteth 26, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, C11 15 Pareth 7, Laureth 9, Glycerin, Trideceth 12, Apigenin, Oleanolic Acid, Biotinoyl Tripeptide 1, Geraniol, Citronellol, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Citric Acid

Directions from packaging:

Apply about a tablespoon of B'iota Botanicals Herbal Shampoo to wet hair. Gently massage the scalp with fingertips for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes and rinse well. Use daily on a continuous basis. Enjoy the rich brown color and herbal aroma of B'iota Botanicals.

Warnings from packaging:

Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes or mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children.

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