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ABBA Recovery Treatment Conditioner (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the ABBA Recovery Treatment Conditioner (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 12, 2014 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 ABBA Recovery Treatment Conditioner (2014 formulation) is 6.

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Data last updated: November 2014

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
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: ABBA AROMATHERAPY FRAGRANCE

• 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)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair
DECAMETHYLCYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Appeared as: CYCLOMETHICONE

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

Limited
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

None

Limited

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT (MATRICARIA)

Limited
PRUNUS SEROTINA (WILD CHERRY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PRUNUS SEROTINA BARK EXTRACT (WILD CHERRY)

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA FLOWER EXTRACT (LAVENDER)

Limited
CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS (LEMONGRASS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS EXTRACT

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT (ROSEMARY)

Limited
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (MAYPOPS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PASSIFLORA INCARNATA EXTRACT

Limited
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (MAYPOPS) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PASSIFLORA INCARNATA FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

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

Limited

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

Limited

Fair
LUPINUS (LUPIN) AMINO ACIDS
Appeared as: LUPIN AMINO ACIDS

Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA OIL (PEPPERMINT)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

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.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Cyclomethicone, Stearalkonium Chloride, Isostearamidopropyl Morpholine Lactate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (Matricaria), Prunus Serotina Bark Extract (Wild Cherry), Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Extract (Lavender), Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Flower Extract (Rosemary), Passiflora Incarnata Extract, Passiflora Incarnata Fruit Extract, Dimethiconol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Polyquaternium-10, Lupin Amino Acids, Mentha Piperita Oil (Peppermint), Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, ABBA Aromatherapy Fragrance, Linalool, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylparaben

Directions from packaging:

Distribute conditioner evenly from the scalp to the ends. Wait two minutes, allowing conditioner to penetrate, and rinse.

Warnings from packaging:

Keep out of reach of children.

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