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Biosilk Silk Therapy Conditioner (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Biosilk Silk Therapy Conditioner (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 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 Biosilk Silk Therapy Conditioner (2016 formulation) is 6.

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Data last updated: July 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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Good
OXYBENZONE
Appeared as: BENZOPHENONE-3

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL (OLIVE)

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY)
Appeared as: SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE LEAF EXTRACT

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER EXTRACT

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA LEAF EXTRACT (PEPPERMINT)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA EXTRACT (LAVENDER)

Limited
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALVIA SCLAREA EXTRACT (CLARY)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (Water), Cetyl Alcohol, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive), Fragrance, Amodimethicone, Hydrolyzed Silk, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Trideceth-8, Citric Acid, Benzophenone-3, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Mentha Piperita Leaf Extract (Peppermint), Lavandula Angustifolia Extract (Lavender), Salvia Sclarea Extract (Clary), Benzyl Benzoate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol

Directions from packaging:

After shampooing, apply conditioner and work evenly through hair. Leave in for up to 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Use with BioSilk Silk Therapy shampoo.

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