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Revlon Color Silk Ammonia-Free Permanent Haircolor 4g Medium Golden Brown 43 (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Revlon Color Silk Ammonia-Free Permanent Haircolor 4g Medium Golden Brown 43 (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 Revlon Color Silk Ammonia-Free Permanent Haircolor 4g Medium Golden Brown 43 (2016 formulation) is 9.

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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_MODERATE

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)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM (FRAGRANCE)

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

Fair

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

Fair

• 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)

Fair

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

Good

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

Good

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

None

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDE
Appeared as: AMYL CINNAMAL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Good

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

None

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Good

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Fair

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

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA ((WATER) EAU)

Fair

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited
ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATES (C11-15) SECONDARY
Appeared as: C11-15 PARETH-7

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

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

None

Limited

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

None

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

None

None

None

Limited

None

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA: Companies That Do Test on Animals

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Colorant: Aqua ((Water) Eau), Oleic Acid, Isopropyl Alcohol, Ethanolamine, PEG-2 Soyamine, Lauramide MEA, Lauryl Pyrrolidone, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Sulfite, Parfum (Fragrance), Potassium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Collagen, Wheat Amino Acids, Laneth-5, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Buteth-3, Tributyl Citrate, Erythorbic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, p-Phenylenediamine, Resorcinol, 2-Methylresorcinol, 4-Amino-2-Hydroxytoluene, Phenyl Methyl Pyrazolone, m-Aminophenol, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol, Coumarin, Amyl Cinnamal. Creme Developer: Aqua ((Water) Eau), Hydrogen Peroxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Steareth-10 Allyl Ether/Acrylates Copolymer, Amodimethicone, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, C11-15 Pareth-7, Laureth-9, Glycerin, Trideceth-12, Disodium Phosphate, Phosphoric Acid, Methylparaben, EDTA. After-Color Conditioner: Aqua ((Water) Eau), Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Linoleamidopropyl Dimethylamine Dimer Dilinoleate, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Methoxypropylgluconamide, Silk Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Silk, Panthenol, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Dimethicone PEG-8 Meadowfoamate, Amodimethicone, Trideceth-12, Triisostearyl Citrate, Isostearyl Glycolate, Isostearyl Lactate, Diisostearyl Malate, Diisostearoyl Trimethylolpropane Siloxy Silicate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Ceteareth-20, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Cetrimonium Chloride, Isopropyl Alcohol, Parfum (Fragrance), Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.

Warnings from packaging:

Hair colorants can cause severe allergic reactions. Read and follow instructions. Contains allergens. Tattoos, even black temporary henna, may increase your risk of allergy. To reduce your risk, a skin allergy test must be completed 48 hours before each time you use this product, even if you have already used coloring products before. This product is not to be used on children. Safety Instructions: Do not use this product at all if: you have a rash on your face or sensitive, irritated or damaged scalp; you have ever experienced any reaction after coloring your hair; you have experienced a reaction to a permanent or temporary tattoo in the past (In these cases, consult a doctor before using any haircolor products; buy the product in advance to allow the 48 hours allergy test). The developer contains hydrogen peroxide and the colorant contains phenylenediamines and resorcinol. This product must not be used for dyeing eyelashes or eyebrows - to do so may cause blindness. Avoid contact with eyes and rinse immediately if product comes into contact with them. Wear suitable gloves and rinse hair well after application. Keep out of reach of children. This product is not intended to be used on children.

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