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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

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The Seaweed Bath Co. Balancing Eucalyptus and Peppermint Shampoo (2016 formulation)

The Seaweed Bath Co. Balancing Eucalyptus and Peppermint Shampoo (2016 formulation)

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Shampoo

BRAND

The Seaweed Bath Co.

DATA LAST UPDATED

October 2017

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • MODERATE
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 04
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) ESSENTIAL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
DECYL GLUCOSIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, emulsion stabilising, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Appeared as: SODIUM BENZOATE (NATURAL VERSION)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, masking, moisturising, skin conditioning, smoothing, solvent
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) ESSENTIAL OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
FUCUS VESICULOSUS EXTRACT
Appeared as: FUCUS VESICULOSUS (BLADDERWRACK SEAWEED) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming
CONCERNS • Endocrine disruption (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM LAURYLGLUCOSIDES HYDROXYPROPYLSULFONATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LAURYLGLUCOSIDES HYDROXYPROPYLSULFONATE (CORN & VEGETABLE DERIVED)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) cleansing, emulsifying, foam boosting, hydrotrope, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
Appeared as: HYDROXYETHYCELLULOSE (PLANT DERIVED)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, stabilising, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
BABASSUAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Appeared as: BABASUAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, cleansing, foam boosting, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (PRO-VITAMIN B5)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (NATURAL VITAMIN E)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYGLYCERYL-10 LAURATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLUCONIC ACID
Appeared as: GLUONIC ACID (PLANT DERIVED)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, buffering, humectant, solvent
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Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (water) with Fucus Vesiculosus (bladderwrack seaweed) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe), Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate (corn & vegetable derived), Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Vegetable Glycerin, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Hydroxyethycellulose (plant derived), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Babasuamidopropyl Betaine, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Citric Acid, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Essential Oil, Sodium Benzoate (natural version), Potassium Sorbate, Gluonic Acid (plant derived), Mentha piperita (Peppermint) Essential Oil. Contains ingredients derived from nuts.

Directions from packaging:

Gently massage into wet hair and scalp, working through the ends. Rinse thoroughly. Follow with our Natural Balancing Argan Conditioner. Use daily or as needed.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. In case of contact with eyes, rinse thoroughly with water. Keep out of reach of children. Do not consume.

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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

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