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Ava Anderson Non Toxic Shampoo (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Ava Anderson Non Toxic Shampoo (old formulation) product label collected on July 30, 2015 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 Ava Anderson Non Toxic Shampoo (old formulation) is 3.

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Data last updated: July 2015

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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

None
DI-PANTHENOL
Appeared as: DI-PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B5)

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (BALM MINT) EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

aloe barbadensis (organic aloe vera) extract, coco-glucoside (from coconut oil), di-panthenol (vitamin B5), xanthan gum (sucrose source), oryza sativa (organic rice bran) oil, vegetable glycerin (from coconut oil), raphanus sativus (radish) root extract, mentha piperita (organic peppermint) extract, yucca schidigera (organic mojave yucca) extract, equisetum arvense (organic horsetail) extract, urtica dioica (nettle) extract, melissa officinalis (organic lemon balm) extract, citrus sinensis (organic sweet orange) essential oil, citrus medica limonum (organic lemon) essential oil

Directions from packaging:

Pour a small amount of shampoo into hands & rub gently together before applying to wear hair. Apply to scalp, gently massaging as the lather builds. Work from scalp to ends. Rinse with cool water and follow with Ava's conditioner.

Warnings from packaging:

n/a

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