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Surya Brasil Henna Cream, Swedish Blonde (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Surya Brasil Henna Cream, Swedish Blonde (2016 formulation) product label collected on February 17, 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 Surya Brasil Henna Cream, Swedish Blonde (2016 formulation) is 3.

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Data last updated: February 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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT (AQUILéIA)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT (ARNICA)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT (CAMOMILE)

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA

Limited

Fair

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

Fair

None
ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA
Appeared as: ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA SEED OIL

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT (ALOE VERA)

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

None
BERTHOLLETIA EXCELSA SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: BERTHOLLETIA EXCELSA SEED EXTRACT (BRAZIL NUT)

Limited
CORYLUS AVELLANA (HAZEL) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: CORYLUS AVELLANA SEED EXTRACT (HAZELNUT)

Limited
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA ROOT EXTRACT (CARROT)

Limited
EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: EUTERPE OLERACEA FRUIT EXTRACT (AçAí)

None
GENIPA AMERICANA EXTRACT
Appeared as: GENIPA AMERICANA FRUIT EXTRACT (JENIPAPO)

Fair
LAWSONIA INERMIS (HENNA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAWSONIA INERMIS LEAF EXTRACT (HENNA)

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

Limited
MALPIGHIA GLABRA (WEST INDIAN CHERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: MALPIGHIA GLABRA FRUIT EXTRACT (ACEROLA)

Limited
MALVA SYLVESTRIS (COMMON MALLOW) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: MALVA SYLVESTRIS LEAF EXTRACT (MALVA)

Limited
PAULLINIA CUPANA (GUARANA) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: PAULLINIA CUPANA SEED EXTRACT (GUARANá)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA (INDIAN GOOSEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA EXTRACT (AMLA)

None
ZIZYPHUS JOAZEIRO BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: ZIZYPHUS JOAZEIRO BARK EXTRACT (JUá)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua, Propanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Sorbitol, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Phytate, Achillea Millefolium Extract (Aquiléia), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Aloe Vera), Arnica Montana Flower Extract (Arnica), Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Extract (Brazil Nut), Corylus Avellana Seed Extract (Hazelnut), Daucus Carota Sativa Root Extract (Carrot), Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract (Açaí), Genipa Americana Fruit Extract (Jenipapo), Lawsonia Inermis Leaf Extract (Henna), Malpighia Glabra Fruit Extract (Acerola), Malva Sylvestris Leaf Extract (Malva), Paullinia Cupana Seed Extract (Guaraná), Phyllanthus Emblica Extract (Amla), Zizyphus Joazeiro Bark Extract (Juá), Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (Camomile), Aminomethyl Propanol, HC Yellow N° 2, HC Blue N° 2, Disperse Violet 1. 

Directions from packaging:

Read the instructions guide for further information. Color Guide to help you choose your ideal color. This product is made with natural plant ingredients. Color results may vary. To obtain the best results, read and follow instructions carefully. Surya Brasil Henna Creams offer a safer and more natural way to cover your grey or change your hair color, while simultaneously coloring, conditioning and strengthening your hair. Designed like a beauty hair treatment, Surya Brasil’s luscious Henna Cream texture is both rich and silky with a mild, pleasant scent. Easy to apply on clean hair, it does not contain the popular allergy-causing ingredient, PPD. For long lasting color results use Surya Brasil’s Color Fixation Shampoo and Conditioners.

Warnings from packaging:

Dermatologically tested Precautions: CAUTION. Surya Brasil Henna Cream contains substances that may cause an allergic reaction on the skin and scalp. Before using it, do a patch test. Do not apply on the eyelashes, eyebrows or upper lip. Do not apply if your scalp is irritated or injured. Do not ingest. External use. Keep out of reach of children. Not for use on children. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact with eyes, rinse with plenty of water. Shake before use. Wear gloves provided in the kit. Do not use aluminum cap, or any metal utensil.

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