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CHI Argan Oil Plus Moringa Oil Shampoo (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the CHI Argan Oil Plus Moringa Oil Shampoo (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 CHI Argan Oil Plus Moringa Oil Shampoo (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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • 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
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

• 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)

Good

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

None

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

Limited
PHENOXYETHANOL
Appeared as: PHENOXYETHENOL

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

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

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

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

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Limited
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS LIMON FRUIT EXTRACT (LEMON)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust

Limited

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL (ARGAN)

Limited
MORINGA PTERYGOSPERMA (MORINGA OLEIFERA) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: MORINGA OLEIFERA SEED OIL

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None
PASSIONFLOWER FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PASSIFLORA EDULIS FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
ANANAS SATIVUS (PINEAPPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANANAS SATIVUS FRUIT EXTRACT (PINEAPPLE)

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: VITIS VINIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT (GRAPE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

None

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

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

Fair
LILIAL
Appeared as: BUTYLPHENYL METHLYPROPRIONAL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

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

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (Argan), Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Silk, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Panthenol, Passiflora Edulis Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon Fruit Extract (Lemon), Ananas Sativus Fruit Extract (Pineapple), Vitis Vinifera Fruit Extract (Grape), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Lauryl Methyl Gluceth 10 Hydroxypropyl Dimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethenol, Methylisothiazolinone, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Glycol Distearate, Steareth-4, Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal, Butylphenyl Methlyproprional, Linalool

Directions from packaging:

Apply shampoo to wet hair. Work through hair evenly from roots to ends. Rinse with warm water. Follow with CHI Argan Oil conditioner.

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