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California Baby Tea Tree & Lavender Hair Conditioner (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the California Baby Tea Tree & Lavender Hair Conditioner (2016 formulation) product label collected on May 31, 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 California Baby Tea Tree & Lavender Hair Conditioner (2016 formulation) is 2.

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Data last updated: May 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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) ESSENTIAL OIL

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERINE USP

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (FRENCH LAVENDER) ESSENTIAL OIL

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

Robust

None

None

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER)
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OLEOSOMES

Limited
CALEDULA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT (CALENDULA)

None
VIOLA TRICOLOR EXTRACT
Appeared as: VIOLA TRICOLOR EXTRACT (PANSY)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Limited
YUCCA SCHIDIGERA (MOJAVE YUCCA)
Appeared as: YUCCA SCHIDIGERA EXTRACT (YUCCA)

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (VIT. B-5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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

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

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

Limited

Limited
OCTANOHYDROXAMIC ACID
Appeared as: CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID (AMINO ACID)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

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:

Water, brassicyl isoleucinate esylate and brassica alcohol (waxes from the cabbage plant family), cetyl alcohol*, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oleosomes, vegetable glycerine USP*, calendula officinalis extract (calendula), viola tricolor extract (pansy), yucca schidigera extract (yucca), panthenol (vit. b-5), aloe barbadensis leaf juice (aloe vera), simmondsia chinensis oil (jojoba oil), rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract**, pure essential oils of melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) and lavandula angustifolia (French lavender), caprylhydroxamic acid (amino acid) (and) glyceryl caprylate*.

Directions from packaging:

After shampooing, massage a generous amount evenly through hair; leave on 2-4 minutes. Rinse. For extra conditioning or to soothe dry irritated scalp, do not rinse out.

Warnings from packaging:

Our products smell good and children might want to take a taste although safe and natural, if ingested, your pediatrician should be your first point of contact. External use only.

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