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Nexxus: Phyto Organics Nectaress Nourishing Conditioner (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Nexxus: Phyto Organics Nectaress Nourishing Conditioner (2016 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 Nexxus: Phyto Organics Nectaress Nourishing Conditioner (2016 formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: November 2016

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 HIGH

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
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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

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

Fair

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

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

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

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

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

Limited

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

None

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)

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

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

None

None

Limited

Limited
MUSA SAPIENTUM (PLANTAIN) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: MUSA SAPIENTUM (BANANA) FRUIT EXTRACT

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PATHENOL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GYCERYL STEARATE

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua, cetyl alcohol, dicetyldimonium chloride, stearyl alcohol, hydrolyzed quinoa, althaea officinalis leaf extract, serenoa serrulata fruit extract, musa sapientum (banana) fruit extract, medicago sativa (alfalfa) extract, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, triticum vulgare (wheat germ) oil, pathenol, cetearyl alcohol, behentrimonium methosulfate, gyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearamidopropyl, dimethylamine, glycerin, dimethicone, disodium edta, sodium sulfate, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, propylene glycol, methylparaben, parfum/fragrance, RED 40 (CI16035), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 4 (CI 14700), Red 33 (CI 16035), yellow 5 (CI 19140), benzyl salicylate, hexyl cinnamal, limonene.

Directions from packaging:

distribute evenly into clean damp hair. Leave in 1 to 3 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.

Warnings from packaging:

Avoid contact with eyes

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