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The Seaweed Bath Co. Volumizing Argan Shampoo, Lavender

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the The Seaweed Bath Co. Volumizing Argan Shampoo, Lavender product label collected on May 19, 2017 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 The Seaweed Bath Co. Volumizing Argan Shampoo, Lavender is 3.

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Data last updated: May 2017

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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

None
FUCUS VESICULOSIS (BLADDERWRACK) EXTRACT
Appeared as: FUCUS VESICULOSUS (BLADDERWRACK SEAWEED) EXTRACT

Limited

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

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) OIL

None

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

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
BABASSUAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Appeared as: BABASUAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE

• Use restrictions (high)

None
SODIUM LAURYLGLUCOSIDES HYDROXYPROPYLSULFONATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LAURYLGLUCOSIDE HYDROXYPROPYLSULFONATE

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS (LAVENDER) ESSENTIAL OIL

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

Fair

Limited

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

Fair

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (NATURAL VITAMIN E).

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (Water) with Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack Seaweed) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Hydrolyzed Barley Protein (gluten-free), Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Vegetable Glycerin, Cetrimonium Chloride, Babasuamidopropyl Betaine, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Sodium Laurylglucoside Hydroxypropylsulfonate (vegetable derived), Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Sodium Benzoate (natural version), Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender) Essential Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose (plant derived), Potassium Sorbate, Decyl Glucoside, Gluconic Acid (plant derived), Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E).

Directions from packaging:

Gently massage into wet hair and scalp, working through the ends. Rinse thoroughly. Follow with our Volumizing Argan Conditioner. Use daily or as needed. Safe for color treated hair.

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