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Biosilk Thickening Shampoo (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Biosilk Thickening Shampoo (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 Thickening Shampoo (2016 formulation) is 7.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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)

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

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

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINE LAURYL SULFATE
Appeared as: TEA LAURYL SULFATE

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

None

• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERINE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Robust

Robust

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited
ROSA CENTIFOLIA (CABBAGE ROSE) FLOWER WATER
Appeared as: ROSA CENTIFOLIA (ROSE) FLOWER WATER

None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey Root) Extract, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Extract, Polyquaternium 10, Panthenol, PEG 150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG Propyl Silanetriol, Hydrolyzed Silk, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, TEA Lauryl Sulfate, Dihydroxypropyl Peg 5 Linoleammonium Chloride, PPG 5 Ceteth 10 Phosphate, Cocamide DEA, Glycerine, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Gluten, Glycol Distearate, Sodium PCA, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Water, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance (parfum), Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Salicylate, Eugenol, Lilial, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090)

Directions from packaging:

Apply shampoo to damp hair and work into a rich lather. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat if desired. Use with BioSilk Thickening Conditioner.

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