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Herbal Essences Hydralicious & Volume Boost Swirls Moisturizing Shampoo, Apricot Splash (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Herbal Essences Hydralicious & Volume Boost Swirls Moisturizing Shampoo, Apricot Splash (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 Herbal Essences Hydralicious & Volume Boost Swirls Moisturizing Shampoo, Apricot Splash (2016 formulation) is 5.

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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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Occupational hazards
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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)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair
ACID YELLOW 3
Appeared as: YELLOW 10

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
D&C RED 30 LAKE
Appeared as: RED 30 LAKE

• Use restrictions (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (MAYPOPS) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PASSIFLORA INCARNATA FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
NYMPHAEA ODORATA (FRAGRANT WATER LILY) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: NYMPHAEA ODORATA ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

None

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

Robust

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

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, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Laureth 4, Passiflora Incarnata Fruit Extract, Nymphaea Odorata Root Extract, Fragrance, Dimethicone, Sodium Xylenesulfonate, Cocamide MEA, Sodium Chloride, Glycol Distearate, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Polyquaternium 10, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Yellow 10, Red 30 Lake

Directions from packaging:

Lather me into your hair. Love it up. Rinse and repeat - if you're feeling swirly. Continue the love with my conditioner.

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