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CREO Super Antioxidant Hair Conditioner with CREOPLEX for Dry/Damaged Hair (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the CREO Super Antioxidant Hair Conditioner with CREOPLEX for Dry/Damaged Hair (old formulation) product label collected on July 05, 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 CREO Super Antioxidant Hair Conditioner with CREOPLEX for Dry/Damaged Hair (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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE
Appeared as: BENENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERINE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: CETARYL ALCOHOL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

None
ROSE HIPS SEED OIL
Appeared as: ROSE HIP SEED OIL

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None

Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: APRICOT KERNAL OIL

None

None
PG-PROPYL SILANETRIOL
Appeared as: PG-PROPYL SILANTRIOL

Limited
ALEURITES MOLUCCANA (KUKUI) SEED OIL
Appeared as: KUKUI NUT OIL

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: GRAPE SEED EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: SUNFLOWER SEED EXTRACT

Limited
TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (RED CLOVER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: RED CLOVER SEED EXTRACT

None

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: SWEET ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL

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

Limited
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: VANILLA EXTRACT.

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Benentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetaryl Alcohol, Glycerine, Rose Hip Seed Oil, Panthenol, Quaternium-91, Apricot Kernal Oil, Hydrolyzed Whole Wheat Protein PG-Propyl Silantriol, Cetrimonium Methosulfate, Kukui nut Oil, Germinated Grape Seed Extract, Germinated Sunflower Seed Extract, Germinated Red Clover SeedExtract, Hydrolyzed Whole Wheat Protein, Wheat Amino Acids, Tocopherol, Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Vanilla Extract.

Directions from packaging:

Apply to wet hair. Gently massage into lather and rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary. For optimum performance use with CREO NANO PRO-TEC Cleanser.

Warnings from packaging:

n/a

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