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Petal Fresh Pure Shampoo, Nourishing Lavender (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Petal Fresh Pure Shampoo, Nourishing Lavender (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 Petal Fresh Pure Shampoo, Nourishing Lavender (2014 formulation) is 6.

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Data last updated: November 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (ESSENTIAL OILS)

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

Fair
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: BENZYL ALCOHOL (DERIVED FROM FRUIT)

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

Good
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Appeared as: COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT OIL)

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

Limited
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT OIL)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
POLYSORBATE-20
Appeared as: POLYSORBATE 20 (DERIVED FROM COCONUT OIL)

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (DERIVED FROM VEGETABLE OIL)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT (YARROW)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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

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

Fair
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT (LEMON BALM)

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Good
CITRIC ACID
Appeared as: CITRIC ACID (DERIVED FROM CITRUS FRUIT)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE
Appeared as: SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT OIL)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
AMMONIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE
Appeared as: AMMONIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT OIL)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
HYDROXYPROPYLCELLULOSE
Appeared as: HYDROXYPROPYLCELLULOSE (DERIVED FROM COTTON FIBER)

None

Limited
ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA (BABASSU) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA SEED OIL (BABASSU)

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B5

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
TUSSILAGO FARFARA (COLTSFOOT) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: TUSSILAGO FARFARA FLOWER EXTRACT (COLTSFOOT)

Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT (HORSETAIL)

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

None
ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT (MARSHMALLOW)

Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) EXTRACT
Appeared as: THYMUS VULGARIS EXTRACT (THYME)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
DEHYDROACETIC ACID
Appeared as: DEHYDROACETIC ACID (DERIVED FROM CANE SUGAR)

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

Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: SODIUM CHLORIDE (DERIVED FROM SALT)

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate (Derived from Coconut Oil), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Derived from Coconut Oil), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (Derived from Coconut Oil), Ammonium Cocoyl Isethionate (Derived from Coconut Oil), Hydroxypropylcellulose (Derived from Cotton Fiber), Lavandula Angustifolia Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (Lavender), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil (Babassu), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Panthenol (Vitamin B5, Derived from Honey), Glycerin (Derived from Vegetable Oil), Tussilago Farfara Flower Extract (Coltsfoot), Achillea Millefolium Extract (Yarrow), Equisetum Arvense Extract (Horsetail), Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract (Rosemary), Althaea Officinalis Leaf Extract (Marshmallow), Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (Chamomile), Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract (Lemon Balm), Thymus Vulgaris Extract (Thyme), Polysorbate 20 (Derived from Coconut Oil), Citric Acid (Derived from Citrus Fruit), Dehydroacetic Acid (Derived from Cane Sugar), Benzyl Alcohol (Derived from Fruit), Sodium Chloride (Derived from Salt), Fragrance (Essential Oils)

Directions from packaging:

Apply to wet hair from the roots up and enjoy the enriching benefits of Lavender and Babassu Oil. Rinse thoroughly. For best results, follow with Petal Fresh Pure Lavender Conditioner.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. In case of eye contact, rinse thoroughly with water. If skin irritation develops, discontinue use.

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