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The Big Green 23 Premium Daily Scalp Shampoo

EWG scientists reviewed the The Big Green 23 Premium Daily Scalp Shampoo product label collected on June 20, 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. The Big Green 23 Premium Daily Scalp Shampoo is EWG VERIFIED™.

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Data last updated: June 2017

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
None

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Limited

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

Robust

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)

Good

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

Limited

Limited
CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS (ITALIAN CYPRESS) OIL
Appeared as: CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS LEAF/NUT/STEM OIL

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

Limited
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) OIL
Appeared as: SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY) OIL

Limited
LITSEA CUBEBA (MAY CHANG) OIL
Appeared as: LITSEA CUBEBA FRUIT OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None
CANARIUM COMMUNE (ELEMI) GUM OIL
Appeared as: CANARIUM COMMUNE GUM OIL

Fair

None

Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) OIL
Appeared as: THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) FLOWER/LEAF OIL

Limited
OCIMUM BASILICUM (SWEET BASIL) OIL
Appeared as: OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) OIL

None

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (RED CLOVER)
Appeared as: TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (CLOVER) FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

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

Fair

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

None

Good

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

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:

Water, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Glycerin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens Leaf/Nut/Stem Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Camphor Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Pinene Canarium Commune Gum Oil, Artemisia Absinthium Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Artemisia Herba-Alba Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Eucalyptol, Linalyl Acetate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Decanal, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Terpineol, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Disodium EDTA, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Ethylhexylglycerin

Directions from packaging:

Massage a generous amount to wet hair and rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If any adverse reaction develops, stop use and contact your physician.

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