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ALTERNA TEN Shampoo (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the ALTERNA TEN Shampoo (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 ALTERNA TEN Shampoo (old formulation) is 7.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • 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
RETINYL ACETATE (VITMIN A ACETATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE
Appeared as: METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINE

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

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

None

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

Limited

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

Limited
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARNICA MONTANA (MONTANA FLOWER) EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA/EAU)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

None

• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

None

None

None

Limited
FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: FENNEL (FOENICULUM VULGARE) SEED EXTRACT (FENNEL)

Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALGAE (SEAWEED) EXTRACT

None
SACCHAROMYCES/ LYSATE
Appeared as: SACCHAROMYCES LYSATE FERMENT

None

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

Fair

Limited
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) EXTRACT (CARROT)

Fair

None

None

Limited
ACETYLMETHIONINE, DL-
Appeared as: ACETYL METHIONONE

Limited

Limited

None

None

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) EXTRACT
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) EXTRACT (COCOA)

Fair
HYALURONIC ACID
Appeared as: SODIUM HYALURONATE (HYALURONIC ACID)

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

Fair
PROTEIN
Appeared as: PEPTONE

Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair
GLYCINE MAX (SOYBEAN) SYMBIOSOME EXTRACT
Appeared as: GLYCINE MAX SYMBIOSOME LYSATE (SOYBEAN)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

None

Limited
ADENOSINE 5'-(TETRAHYDROGEN TRIPHOSPHATE), SODIUM SALT
Appeared as: ADENOSINE 5' TRIPHOSPHATE DISODIUM SALT (ATP)

Fair
VITAMIN B3
Appeared as: NIACINAMIDE POLYPEPTIDE (VITAMIN B3)

None

None
PANTOTHENIC ACID POLYPEPTIDE
Appeared as: PANTOTHENIC ACID POLYPEPTIDE (VITAMIN B5)

Fair

Limited
WASABIA JAPONICA (JAPANESE HORSERADISH) EXTRACT
Appeared as: WASABIA JAPONICA (WASABI) EXTRACT

Fair
BROMELAIN
Appeared as: BROMELIAN

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

Fair

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

Limited

Limited
GANODERMA LUCIDUM (REISHI) EXTRACT
Appeared as: GANODERMA LUCIDUM TYROSINASE (MUSHROOM)

Limited
LENTINUS EDODES (SHIITAKE MUSHROOM) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LENTINUS EDODES TYROSINASE

Limited
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: OENOTHERA BIENNIS FLOWER EXTRACT (EVENING PRIMROSE)

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

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA (CALENDULA OFFICINALIS) FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
QUILLAJA SAPONARIA (SOAPBARK) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: QUILAJA SAPONARIA BARK EXTRACT

None

Limited
BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: BOSWELLIA CARTERII (FRANKINCENSE) EXTRACT

Limited
CORIANDER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CORIANDRUM SATIVUM (CORIANDER) EXTRACT (CORIANDER)

Limited
MALVA SYLVESTRIS (COMMON MALLOW) EXTRACT
Appeared as: MALVA SYLVESTRIS (MALLOW) EXTRACT

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

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

None

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)

None
ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATES (C12-13)
Appeared as: C12 13 PARETH 23

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

None

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

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

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.

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:

Water (Aqua/Eau), Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocamide MEA, Silicone Quaternium 16, Silicone Quaternium 8, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare) Seed Extract (Fennel), Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Ferment, Saccharomyces Copper Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces Zinc Ferment, Super Oxide Dismutase, Lactoferrin, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Extract (Carrot), Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Phospholipids, Corn Oligosaccharides, Copper Lysl Oxidase, Acetyl Methionone, Acetyl Serine, Amino Acyl tRNA Synthetase, Caviar Extract, Arnica Montana (Montana Flower) Extract, Tuber Magnatum Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract (Cocoa), Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil (Grape), Peptone, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Glycine Max Symbiosome Lysate (Soybean), Pikea Robusta Extract, Adenosine 5' Triphosphate Disodium Salt (ATP), Niacinamide Polypeptide (Vitamin B3), Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide, Pantothenic Acid Polypeptide (Vitamin B5), Melanin, Wasabia Japonica (Wasabi) Extract, Super Oxide Dismutase, Bromelian, Papain, Phytosphingosine, Ganoderma Lucidum Tyrosinase (Mushroom), Lentinus Edodes Tyrosinase, Oenothera Biennis Flower Extract (Evening Primrose), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract (Rosemary), Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) Flower Extract, Quilaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Extract, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Extract, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Extract (Coriander), Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Angelica Archangelica Root Extract, Cassia Italica Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract (Nettle), Wheat Amino Acid, Undeceth-11, Butyloctanol, Undeceth 5, C12 13 Pareth 23, C12 13 Pareth 3, Glycerin, Panthenol, VP/DMAPA Acrylates Copolymer, PEG 150 Distearate, PPG 2 Hydroxyethyl Cocamide, Polyquaternium 7, Polyquaternium 10, Polyquaternium 67, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Amino Methyl Propanol, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Methylparaben, Methylchloroisothiazoline, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance (Parfum)

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