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Whamisa Organic Seeds Shampoo (Oily Scalp)

EWG scientists reviewed the Whamisa Organic Seeds Shampoo (Oily Scalp) product label collected on November 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. Whamisa Organic Seeds Shampoo (Oily Scalp) is EWG VERIFIED™.

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Data last updated: November 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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

None

Limited
COCO-GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: PALM KERNEL/COCO GLUCOSIDE

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

Limited

Fair

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

None

Limited

None
LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/RICE FERMENT FILTRATE

Fair
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL FERMENT FILTRATE

None
LACTOBACILLUS/ SOYBEAN FERMENT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) FERMENT FILTRATE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

None
PHASEOLUS RADIATUS SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/PHASEOLUS RADIATUS SEED FERMENT FILTRATE

Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER)
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/GINGER ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE

Fair

Limited
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED FERMENT FILTRATE

Limited
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA (MOUTAN) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
ACORUS CALAMUS (SWEET FLAG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACORUS CALAMUS ROOT EXTRACT

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

None

Limited
ANISALDEHYDE
Appeared as: P-METHOXYBENZALDEHYDE

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
BETA-IONONE
Appeared as: BETA-LONONE

Limited

Fair

None
ANEMARRHENA ASPHODELOIDES ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANEMARRHENA ASPHODELOIDES ROOT/STEM

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:

*Hordeum Vulgare Seed Extract, **Palm Kernel/Coco Glucoside, **Decyl Glucoside, **Lauryl Glucoside, *Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, *Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, *Ethanol, *Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, **Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, *Lactobacillus/Rice Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Phaseolus Radiatus Seed Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Ginger Root Ferment Filtrate, *Allium Cepa (Onion) Bulb Extract, *Lactobacillus/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Ferment Filtrate, ***Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, ***Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, **Menthol, ***Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Oil, p-Methoxybenzaldehyde, gamma-Undecalactone, beta-lonone, Hexyl acetate, Vanillin, Anemarrhena Asphodeloides Root/Stem.

Directions from packaging:

[How to use] Massage into wet hair. Rinse out. For best results use with other Whamisa hair products.

Warnings from packaging:

[Precautions] Stop use if product causes irritation. If symptoms continue, seek medical advice. Do not use on wounds. Keep out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes.

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