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The Big Green Damage Care Hair Essence

EWG scientists reviewed the The Big Green Damage Care Hair Essence 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 Damage Care Hair Essence is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: June 2017

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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
None

Limited

Limited
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATE
Appeared as: COCO-CAPRYLATE

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

Limited
10-UNDECENOIC ACID, HEPTYL ESTER
Appeared as: HEPTYL UNDECYLENATE

Limited
LIMNANTHES VERSICOLOR (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL

None

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

Limited

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

Limited

None

None

Fair

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

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:

Coconut Alkanes, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco-Caprylate, Heptyl Undecylenate, Coco-Caprylate/caprate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Orbignya Speciosa Kernel Oil, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Tocopherol

Directions from packaging:

Pump one to two drops depending on hair length and damage. Apply to dry or wet hair starting from the ends and style as usual, can be reapplied throughout the day.

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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