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African Pride Olive Miracle Leave in Conditioner (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the African Pride Olive Miracle Leave in Conditioner (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 01, 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 African Pride Olive Miracle Leave in Conditioner (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_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5
Appeared as: CI 19140 (YELLOW 5)

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
TERT-BUTYLHYDROQUINONE
Appeared as: TBHQ

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII FRUIT (SHEA BUTTER)

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL (OLIVE OIL)

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

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA OIL (COCONUT OIL)

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA OIL (SOYBEAN OIL)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL (AVOCADO OIL)

Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT

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

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

Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA LEAF OIL (TEA TREE OIL)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM (MINERAL OIL)

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit (Shea Butter), Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive Oil), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba Oil), Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut Oil), Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean Oil), Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado Oil), Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract (Rosemary Extract), Equisetum Arvense Extract (Horsetail Extract), Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil (Tea Tree Oil), Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Petrolatum, Ceteareth 20, Polyquaternium 37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Acrylamidopropyl Trimonium Chloride (Acrylamide Copolymer), Dimethicone, TBHQ, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, d-Limonene, Linalool

Directions from packaging:

Dry Hair: Use as a daily conditioning treatment. Work into hair from roots to ends, leave-in. Do not rinse out. Style as desired. Wet hair: Apply generously after shampooing, relaxing, perming, curling or coloring (always follow manufacturer's instructions). Lightly towel dry hair. Gently comb thru. Do not rinse. Style as desired.

Warnings from packaging:

Warning: Follow all directions carefully on instruction sheet inside kit box to avoid skin and scalp burns, hair loss and eye injury. This product contains alkali. Do not use if scalp is irritated or injured. Do not use on hair that has been treated with a thioglycolate product (curly permed). Do not use on bleached hair or permanently colored hair that is breaking, splitting or otherwise damaged. Do not use with compound henna or metallic hair dyes. If you do not know the type of hair color used, contact the hair color manufacturer to find out. If hair has been previously texturized or relaxed, apply to new growth only as described in the instruction sheet directions. If relaxer causes skin or scalp irritation, rinse out immediately and wash with the neutralizing shampoo in this kit. If irritation persists or hair loss occurs consult a physician. Keep away from eyes. Can cause blindness. If relaxer gets into eyes, rinse immediately and thoroughly with water and consult a physician. Serious injury can result if relaxer and/or activator is ingested. If ingested contact a physician immediately. Hair burns, always keep hair away from sparks, open flames and excessive heat. Must be applied by an adult. Keep out of reach of children.

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