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L'Oreal Paris Professionnel iNOA Ammonia-Free Permanent Haircolor, 5/5N (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the L'Oreal Paris Professionnel iNOA Ammonia-Free Permanent Haircolor, 5/5N (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 03, 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 L'Oreal Paris Professionnel iNOA Ammonia-Free Permanent Haircolor, 5/5N (2016 formulation) is 5.

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
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
TOLUENE-2,5-DIAMINE
Appeared as: TOLUENE-2

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair
TOLUENE-2,5-DIAMINE SULFATE
Appeared as: 5-DIAMINE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair
RESORCINOL
Appeared as: RESCORCINOL

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

Good

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

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

None

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Good

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

Robust

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

Fair

None
SODIUM PALM KERNELATE
Appeared as: 2

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:

Mineral Oil, Water, Glycerin, C20-22 Alcohols, Ethanolamine, Oleth-20, Cetyl Palmitate, Deceth 5, Oleth 10, Toluene-2, 5-Diamine, Rescorcinol, Sodium Metabisulfate, EDTA, m-Aminophenol, Ascorbic Acid, Carbomer, Hydroxybenzomorpholine, 2, 4 Diaminophenoxyethanol HCl, Ceteareth 60 Myristyl Glycol, Thioglycerin

Warnings from packaging:

Hair Color can cause an allergic reaction. Follow the usage advisory. Wear gloves. Skin allergy test must be done on your client 48 hours before each application. It is imperative that DMS shades only be used alone. They must not be used in combination with any other shades. Haircolor can cause an allergic reaction which in certain rare cases can be severe. Therefore, you & your client must follow these precautions: Wear suitable disposable gloves during the preparation, application & rinsing of the product; Colorant must not be used alone. Do not use if your client has already had a reaction to a haircolor product or your client has a sensitive, itchy or damaged scalp. If you client has a tattoo, the risks of an allergic reaction may be increased. Perform a skin allergy test on your client 48 hours before each use of this product (see leaflet inside the carton). Avoid contact of this product with eyes & skin. If product gets into eyes, rinse immediately. Thoroughly rinse hair after application. Do not use over compound henna or progressive color. Wait at least 14 days after relaxing, perming or straightening before coloring. Keep out of the reach of children. Do no apply on children. This product contains ingredients which may cause skin irritation on certain individuals & a preliminary test according to accompanying directions should first be made. This product must not be used for dyeing the eyelashes or eyebrows; to do so may cause blindness. Read & follow all usage advisories on outside of carton & on leaflet inside carton. This package is designed & intended for use by professionals only. Instructions are for professionals, not consumers. Do not squeeze or put pressure on hair color tube until you have pierced the tube opening completely. Do not point either end of tube towards face while opening or using. use care in working with tube contents. Contact between contents & eyes may cause blindness.

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