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Alterna Caviar Clinical Weekly Intensive Boosting Treatment (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Alterna Caviar Clinical Weekly Intensive Boosting Treatment (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 Caviar Clinical Weekly Intensive Boosting Treatment (old formulation) is 6.

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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
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • 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)

Good

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

None

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (BUTYL ALCOHOL)

None

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Fair

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

None

Fair

None

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL

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

Limited
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT

None

Fair

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

Limited

None

Fair

Fair

None

None
NIACINAMIDE POLYPEPTIDE
Appeared as: NIACINAMIDE/YEAST POLYPEPTIDE

Limited

None

Fair

Fair

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

Limited

None

None

None

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

None

None

None

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 (Aqua), Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Laureth-4, Phenoxyethanol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Polyquaternium-16, Panthenyl Hydroxypropyl Steardimonium Chloride, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Panthenol, Glycerin, Disodium EDTA, Cetrimonium Chloride, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Hexyl Cinnamal, Methylisothiazolinone, Limonene, Linalool, Dextran, Polysilicone-15, Apigenin, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Oleanolic Acid, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Pikea Robusta Extract, Glycine Max (Soybean) Symbiosome Extract, Wasabia Japonica Root Extract, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Keratin Amino Acids, Phospholipids, Adenosine Triphosphate, Hexapeptide-11, Niacinamide/Yeast Polypeptide, Polyquaternium-10, Silanetriol Melaninate, Superoxide Dismutase, Biotin, Bromelain, Papain, Taurine, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Caviar Extract, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide, Pantothenic Acid/Yeast Polypeptide, Fragrance (Parfum).

Directions from packaging:

Use once per week in place of Daily Root & Scalp Stimulator. Shake to activate prior to use. Unscrew vial cap & dispense small drops onto scalp one section at a time. Massage in until fully absorbed. Do not rinse. Can be used day or night.

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