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Miessence Desert Flower Shampoo (normal to dry hair) (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Miessence Desert Flower Shampoo (normal to dry hair) (2016 formulation) product label collected on October 17, 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 Miessence Desert Flower Shampoo (normal to dry hair) (2016 formulation) is 2.

Data last updated: October 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
YUCCA SCHIDIGERA (MOJAVE YUCCA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: YUCCA SCHIDIGERA EXTRACT

Limited
PANTHENOL, D-
Appeared as: D-PANTHENOL (PRO-VITAMIN B5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

None

Limited
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDERBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT

Fair

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) FRUIT OIL

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

certified organic aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, coco glucoside, yucca schidigera extract, d-panthenol (pro-vitamin B5), Non-GMO Xanthan Gum, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, sambucus nigra (elderberry) fruit extract, certified organic helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, certified organic citrus aurantifolia (lime) essential oil, citric acid certified organic persea gratissima (avocado) fruit oil, certified organic equisetum arvense (horsetail) extract, certified organic urtica dioica (nettle) extract, certified organic arctium lappa (burdock) extract, certified organic rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, certified organic salvia officinalis (sage) leaf extract

Directions from packaging:

Massage a small amount onto scalp and allow shower to rinse suds through length of hair. Repeat. Second wash will lather more than the first. Follow with Shine Herbal Hair Conditioner.

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