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Goldwell Topchic Hair Color, Tobacco (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Goldwell Topchic Hair Color, Tobacco (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 Goldwell Topchic Hair Color, Tobacco (old formulation) is 8.

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
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • 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
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE/PARFUM

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

Fair
TOLUENE-2,5-DIAMINE
Appeared as: TOLUENE 2

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
TOLUENE-2,5-DIAMINE SULFATE
Appeared as: 5 DIAMINE SULFATE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

None

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair
AMMONIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: AMONIUM CHLORIDE

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Robust

Limited

Fair

Limited

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

None

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

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None

None

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited

Fair

Limited
2,5,6-TRIAMINO-4-PYRIMIDINOL SULFATE
Appeared as: 2 5 6 TRAMINO 4 PYRIMIDINOL SULFATE

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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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, Cetearyl Alcohol, Oleth 5, Ammonium Hydroxide, Oleic Acid, Stearamide MEA, Cocamide MEA, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Potassium Metabisulfite, Panthenol, Polysilicone 9, Propylene Glycol Stearate SE, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Silica, Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ubiquinone, Amonium Chloride, Alcohol Denatured, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance/Parfum, 2 5 6 Tramino 4 Pyrimidinol Sulfate, Toluene 2, 5 Diamine Sulfate, Resorcinol, M Aminophenol, Sodium Picramate, 2 Amino 3 Hydroxypyridine, 2 Amino 6 Chloro 4 Nitrophenol

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