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Nexxus Humectress Hydrating Treatment Deep Conditioner (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Nexxus Humectress Hydrating Treatment Deep Conditioner (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 11, 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 Nexxus Humectress Hydrating Treatment Deep Conditioner (2014 formulation) is 5.

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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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Good

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

Fair
OCTINOXATE
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

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

Limited

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

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

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
AVOBENZONE
Appeared as: BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, and DIBENZOYLMETHANE)

Robust

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

None
BIS PG-AMODIMETHICONE
Appeared as: BIS PG AMODIMETHICONE (C13 15 ALKOXY)

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

None

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) FLOUR LIPIDS
Appeared as: TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) FLOUR LIPIDS (WHEAT)

Limited

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

None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE
Appeared as: TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE (VITAMIN C)

Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) STEROLS
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA STEROL (SOYBEAN)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

None

Limited
CERAMIDE NP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE 3

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Stearalkonium Chloride, Dimethicone, Bis PG Amodimethicone (C13 15 Alkoxy), Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Cetrimonium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Isostearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Dimethiconol, C14 15 Alcohols, DMDM Hydantoin, Citric Acid, Limonene, Disodium EDTA, Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Hexylcinnamal, Panthenol, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Sodium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Propylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl 3 Diisostearate, Polysorbate 60, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Myristic Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids (Wheat), Honey Extract, Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Glycine Soja Sterol (Soybean), Alpha Glucan Oligosaccharide, Ceramide 3, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)

Directions from packaging:

Stylist Recommendation: Apply to damp hair. Comb through to distribute evenly from root to tip. For deep conditioning, leave in for 3 to 5 minutes and rinse. Use instead of regular conditioner once a week or more often if needed.

Warnings from packaging:

Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact, flush thoroughly with water.

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