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Nexxus Phyto Organics Inergy Nutrient Shampoo (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Nexxus Phyto Organics Inergy Nutrient 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 Nexxus Phyto Organics Inergy Nutrient Shampoo (old formulation) is 5.

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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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • 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)
• 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

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

Good

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

None

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

Limited

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

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)

None

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

None

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)

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

Fair
FD&C BLUE 1
Appeared as: BLUE 1 (CI 42090)

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ACID RED 33
Appeared as: RED 33 (CI 17200)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

None

Limited
ECHINACEA PURPUREA (PURPLE CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ECHINACEA PURPUREA EXTRACT

Limited
BERBERIS AQUIFOLIUM (MAHONIA AQUIFOLIUM) EXTRACT
Appeared as: BERBERIS AQUIFOLIUM (BARBERRY) EXTRACT

Fair

Fair
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA OLEIFERA SEED EXTRACT

Limited
SAPINDUS MUKUROSSI
Appeared as: MANELE EXTRACT

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Robust

Fair

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

Fair

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, PEG 4 Rapeseedamide, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Hydrolyzed Quinoa (Chenopodium) Protein, Organic Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Organic Berberis Aquifolium Extract, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract, Camellia Oleifera Seed Extract, Manele Extract, Panthenol, Dimethicone, Quaternium 80, Glycerin, Glycol Stearate, PEG 6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Tricetylmonium Chloride, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, PEG/PPG 18/18 Dimethicone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Fragrance, Red 4 (CI 14700), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 33 (CI 17200), Citronellol, Linalool

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