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Grecian Plus Gradual Haircolor Foam (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Grecian Plus Gradual Haircolor Foam (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 Grecian Plus Gradual Haircolor Foam (2016 formulation) is 9.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (high)
• Ecotoxicology (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (C9 PHENOLS, ETHYLENE OXIDE, and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (BRUCINE, T-BUTYL ALCOHOL, BRUCINE SULFATE, and QUASSIN)

Fair

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

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Robust

Good

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

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, Propylene Glycol, SD Alcohol 40, Ammonium Chloride, Sulfur, Panthenol, Lead Acetate, Acetic Acid, Fragrance, Octoxynol 9, Denatonium Benzoate

Directions from packaging:

Easy-to-use foam.Simply rub in 2 or 3 "golf balls." There's no mixing, no mess, no dripping, no greasiness. apply daily for 2-3 weeks and you'll get the exact color that's perfect for you. Then use once or twice a week to keep it that way. (Full instructions enclosed.)

Warnings from packaging:

Keep away from children. Avoid all contact with the eyes. Wash hands after use. Contains lead acetate. Do not use on eyelashes, eyebrows or mustaches. If irritation develops, discontinue use. Read enclosed leaflet for more information and instructions.Contains lead acetate. For external use only. Keep this and other chemicals out of reach of children. Do not use to color moustache, beard, eyelashes or hair on any part of the body other than the scalp. Do not get in eyes, or use on cut or abraded areas. Follow instructions carefully and wash hands thoroughly after each application. This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.WARNING: This product contains a chemical known in the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/.

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