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CVS Dry Shampoo for Oily to Normal Hair (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the CVS Dry Shampoo for Oily to Normal Hair (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 2016 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 CVS Dry Shampoo for Oily to Normal Hair (2016 formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: July 2016

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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BUTADIENE)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)

Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

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

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Isobutane, Alcohol Denat., Propane, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Magnesium Stearate, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Fragrance (Parfum).

Directions from packaging:

Shake well prior to use. Hold can 8-12 inches away from head. Spray lightly and evenly onto dry hair. Leave in for 1-2 minutes, then brush out and style as usual.

Warnings from packaging:

Avoid spraying in eyes. Contents under pressure. Do not puncture or incinerate even after use. Do not store at temperatures above 120 degrees F (50 degrees C) or in direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children. Do not place in hot water or near radiators, stoves, or other sources of heat/ignition. Use only as directed. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal. Flammable: Do not spray near open flame or any flammable material. Do not use while smoking. Extremely flammable.

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