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Product score: 05

Data Availability:

Limited

Aveda Brilliant Conditioner (2016 formulation)

Aveda Brilliant Conditioner (2016 formulation)

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Conditioner

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Aveda

DATA LAST UPDATED

July 2016

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    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: 08
FRAGRANCE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 06
HYDROXYCITRONELLAL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredient score: 05
LIMONENE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 05
EUGENOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 05
GERANIOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, cosmetic biocide, surfactant - emulsifying agent, antimicrobial, antistatic, emulsifying, preservative, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
CITRONELLOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
DIPALMITOYLETHYL HYDROXYETHYLMONIUM METHOSULFATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, antistatic, detangling, hair conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
LINALOOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, deodorant, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILE FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
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
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN
Appeared as: RICE BRAN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, bulking agent, bulking
CONCERNS • Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
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Ingredient score: 02
DISTEARYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF
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
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA OLEIFERA LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, astringent, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasingagent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
CETYL DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
LIMNANTHES VERSICOLOR (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: MEADOWFOAM SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, deodorant, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
DICAPRYLYL MALEATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, skin conditioning, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: JOJOBA SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA (BABASSU) SEED OIL
Appeared as: BABASSU SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SHEA BUTTER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT
Appeared as: OAT KERNEL EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, abrasive
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Ingredient score: 01
TOCOPHEROL
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
CETYL HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, emulsion stabilising, film forming, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
MALTODEXTRIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, hair conditioning agent;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM GLUCONATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, chelating, skin conditioning
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Chamomile Flower Extract, Calendula Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dipalmitoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Dicaprylyl Maleate, Jojoba Seed Oil, Babassu Seed Oil, Shea Butter Extract, Oat Kernel Extract, Rice Bran, Tocopherol, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Fragrance, Limonene, Eugenol, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Geraniol, Citronellol, Maltodextrin, Sodium Gluconate, Phenoxyethanol

Directions from packaging:

After shampooing with Brilliant Shampoo, smooth from roots to ends. Rinse.

Product's animal testing policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.


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.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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