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Dark & Lovely Healthy-Gloss 5 Shea Moisture No-Lye Relaxer (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dark & Lovely Healthy-Gloss 5 Shea Moisture No-Lye Relaxer (old formulation) product label collected on November 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 Dark & Lovely Healthy-Gloss 5 Shea Moisture No-Lye Relaxer (old formulation) is 7.

Data last updated: November 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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair
LILIAL
Appeared as: BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL

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

Fair

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

Limited
LYRAL
Appeared as: HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE

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

Fair
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: CI 19140/YELLOW 5

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair
CI 42090 (FD&C BLUE NO. 1 OR D&C BLUE NO. 4)
Appeared as: CI 42090 BLUE 1

• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited

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

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

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

Limited
ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE
Appeared as: ALPHA-ISOMETHLIONONE

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair
FD&C RED NO. 4 (CI 14700)
Appeared as: CI 14700 RED 4

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

Limited

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

None

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

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)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

None

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

None

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair
ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATES (C12)
Appeared as: LAURETH-23

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

None

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

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair
D&C ORANGE NO. 4 (CI 15510)
Appeared as: CI 15510/ORANGE 4

• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/MINERAL OIL/HUILE MINERALE

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

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE

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

Limited

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

Limited

Limited
STEARAMIDOETHYL DIETHYLAMINE
Appeared as: STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHLYAMINE

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

None

• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Robust

None

Limited

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

Limited
PHENOLSULFONPHTHALEIN
Appeared as: PHENOLSULFONEPHTHALEIN

Fair

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

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

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

Limited
D&C RED NO. 33 (CI 17200)
Appeared as: CI 17200/RED 33

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE)

Fair

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

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

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

None

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

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

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Petrolatum, Paraffinum Liquidum/Mineral Oil/Huile Minerale, Cetearyl Alcohol, Guanidine Carbonate, PEG-75 Lanolin, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Polyquaternium-6, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Parfum/Fragrance, Propylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cl 15510/Orange 4, Propylene Glycol, Calcium Hydroxide, Silica, Cl 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Aqua/Water/Eau, Paraffinum Liquidum/Mineral Oil/Huile Minerale, Polyquaternium-37, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Propylene Glycol, Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearamidopropyl Dimethlyamine, Glyceryl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum/Fragrance, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Panthenol, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter, Arginine, Serine, Glutamic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride, Linalool, Limonene, Sodium Hydroxide. Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Polysorbate 20, Cocamide MEA, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Potassium Sorbate, Polyquaternium-7, Citric Acid, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Sodium PCA, Disodium EDTA, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Linalool, Phenolsulfonephthalein. Cetearyl Alcohol, Paraffinum Liquidum/Mineral Oil/Huile Minerale, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-37, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium Benzoate, Isopropyl Alcohol, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, PEG/PPG/Polybutylene Glycol, 8/5/3 Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Citric Acid, Sodium PCA, Hexyl Cinnamal, Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride, Linalool, Olea Europaea Oil/Olive Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil/Jojoba Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima Oil/Avocado Oil, Panthenol, Cl 19140/Yellow 5, Cl 14700 Red 4, Cl 17200/Red 33, Cl 42090 Blue 1. Petrolatum, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-100, Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone, Paraffin, Dicetyl Phosphate, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Methylparaben, Triethanolamine, Ethylparaben, PEG/PPG/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/7 Glycerine, Aloe Barbadensis/Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cocos Nucifera Oil/Coconut Oil, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Laureth-4, Laureth-23, Hexyl Cinnamal, Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Alpha-Isomethlionone, Benzyl Alcohol, 2-Oleamido-1,3-Octadecanediol. Cetyl Alcohol, Isostearyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Behentrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-11, Phenoxyethanol, Amodimethicone, Bis-PEG-12 Dimethicone Candelillate, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Trideceth-5, Citric Acid, Isopropyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Arginine, Xylose, Linalool, Trideceth-10, Benzyl Salicylate, Methylisothiazolinone, Limonene, Citronellol

Directions from packaging:

Read and follow enclosed instruction sheet completely before using.

Warnings from packaging:

Failure to follow instructions or warnings or other misuse of the product can cause serious injury to the eyes or skin and can damage hair or result in permanent hair loss. Keep out of reach of children. Contains alkali. Wear gloves provided in the kit throughout the relaxing process. Avoid contact with the eyes. Can cause blindness. In case of contact with the eyes, rinse immediately and thoroughly with water and consult a doctor. Keep relaxer off scalp and other skin areas. In case of contact with skin, rinse immediately.

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