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Green Babies Smooth Me Detangler, Sweet Baby Scent (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Green Babies Smooth Me Detangler, Sweet Baby Scent (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 Green Babies Smooth Me Detangler, Sweet Baby Scent (old formulation) is 4.

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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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL
Appeared as: CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) FLOWER OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (ROSE GERANIUM) OIL
Appeared as: PERLARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OIL

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair
SODIUM BENZOATE
Appeared as: SODIUM BENZOATE (FOOD GRADE PRESERVATIVE)

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

Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Appeared as: POTASSIUM SORBATE (FOOD GRADE PRESERVATIVE)

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

Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: CETERYL ALCOHOL (DERIVED FROM COCONUT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT)

Limited

None
SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LAURYL LACTYLATE

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT (CERTIFIED INGREDIENT)

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUITITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT (CERTIFIED INGREDIENT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Limited
BENZOIN GUM
Appeared as: BENZOIN (STYRAX BENZOIN) GUM

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None
TONKA BEAN OIL
Appeared as: DIPTERYX ODORATA (TONKA BEANS) OIL

None
VIOLA ODORATA EXTRACT
Appeared as: VIOLA ODORATA (VIOLET) EXTRACT

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, Ceteryl Alcohol (Derived from Coconut), Glyceryl Stearate (Derived from Coconut), Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Sodium Lauryl Lactylate, Decyl Glucoside, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Certified Organic Ingredient), Chamomilla Recuitita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (Certified Organic Ingredient), Tocoperol (Vitamin E), Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Benzoin (Styrax Benzoin) Gum, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Carum Carvi (Caraway) Seed Oil, Cedarwood Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Myroxylon Pereirae (Balsam Peru) Oil, Perlargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Dipteryx Odorata (Tonka Beans) Oil, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Viola Odorata (Violet) Extract, Sodium Benzoate (Food Grade Preservative), Polysorbate 20, Potassium Sorbate (Food Grade Preservative)

Directions from packaging:

Shake before use. Spray on wet or dry hair. Comb through gently.

Warnings from packaging:

Keep out of reach of children, except under adult supervision.

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