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Natural Match Medium Ash Brown Hair Color (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Natural Match Medium Ash Brown Hair Color (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 Natural Match Medium Ash Brown Hair Color (old formulation) is 7.

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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
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • 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)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• 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)

Good

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

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

None

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

Limited

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

Good

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

None

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (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

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

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Good

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

Limited
PENTASODIUM DTPA
Appeared as: PENTASODIUM PENTETATE

Fair

None

Good

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) OIL
Appeared as: APRICOT KERNEL OIL

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: JOJOBA SEED OIL

Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: POMEGRANATE SEED OIL

Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX
Appeared as: CANDELILLA WAX

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

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

Good

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

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (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:

No Ammonia Color Creme Gloss: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Deceth-3, Laureth-12, Ethanolamine, Oleth-30, Lauric Acid, Polyquaternium-6, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Metasilicate, Hexadimethrine Chloride, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, 2,4-Diaminophenoxyethanol Hcl, M-Aminophenol, Ascorbic Acid, Mica, Sodium Sulfite, Toluene-2,5-Diamine, 2-Methylresorcinol, Pentasodium Pentetate, Fragrance, Carbomer, Resorcinol. Color-Enhancing Developer Creme: Water, Hydrogen Peroxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Trideceth-2 Carboxamide Mea, Ceteareth-30, Glycerin, Pentasodium Pentetate, Sodium Stannate, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate. Nutri-Gloss Infuser: Apricot Kernel Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil. Gentle Hydra-Gloss Conditioner: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Candelilla Wax, Cetyl Esters, Dimethiconol, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Polyquaternium-37, Peg-150/Stearyl Alcohol/Smdi Copolymer, Mineral Oil, Methylparaben, Peg-150 Distearate, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Ppg-1 Trideceth-6, Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Propylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract.

Directions from packaging:

Read and Follow The Insert. Store Between 50F-80F. Ensure This Shade Is Right For You: Step 1) Identify Your Starting Point. to Ensure Shades 5 (5C, 5N, 5W, 5R) Are Right For You, Your Natural and Current Color (If You Color) Should Be Close to Medium Or Dark Brown. Use The Mirror On Top of The Box As Your Guide. Step 2) Choose A Tone. If Your Starting Color Is Close to Medium Or Dark Brown, Natural Match Offers You 4 Choices of Shade Tones (5C, 5N, 5W, 5R). This Shade, 5C, Will Give You A Glossy, Natural-Looking Medium Brown Color That Complements Your Skin Tone.

Warnings from packaging:

Hair Color Can Cause An Allergic Reaction Which, In Certain Rare Cases, Can Be Severe. Therefore, You Must Follow These Precautions: Do Not Use If You Have Already Had A Reaction to A Haircolor Product; You Have A Sensitive, Itchy Or Damaged Scalp. If You Have A Tattoo, The Risks of Allergic Reaction May Be Increased. Perform A Skin Allergy Test 48 Hours Before Each Use of This Product (See Insert). Remember to Buy Your Product 2 Days Ahead of Time. Avoid Contact of This Product With Eyes and Skin. If Product Gets Into Eyes, Rinse Immediately. Wear Gloves Provided In Kit. Thoroughly Rinse Hair After Application. Do Not Use Over Compound Henna Or Progressive Color. Do Not Use On Relaxed Hair. Keep Product Out of The Reach of Children. Do Not Apply On Children. This Product Contains Ingredients Which May Cause Skin Irritation On Certain Individuals and A Preliminary Test According to Accompanying Directions Should First Be Made. This Product Must Not Be Used For Dyeing The Eyelashes Or Eyebrows; to Do So May Cause Blindness. Read and Follow The Insert.

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