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Avalon Organics Therapy Argan Oil Damage Control Conditioner

Avalon Organics Therapy Argan Oil Damage Control Conditioner

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Avalon Organics

DATA LAST UPDATED

November 2017

EWG Verified Product

This product bears the EWG VERIFIED™ mark, meaning that the product meets EWG’s strictest standards for health and safety. It avoids any of the ingredients on EWG’s “Unacceptable List” and provides full transparency of ingredients, including fragrance.

Ingredient List

The specific formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists. At the time of verification, the ingredients in this formulation were used at a concentration below EWG’s health and safety limit, and therefore did not pose significant human health concerns. Click on an ingredient for more information.

ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE (1)
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ANISALDEHYDE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsion stabilising, viscosity controlling
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ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL (1)
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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ARGININE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning
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BEHENYL ALCOHOL
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, binding, emollient, emulsion stabilising, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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BENZALDEHYDE
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, masking, solvent
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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BRASSICA ALCOHOL
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BRASSICYL ISOLEUCINATE ESYLATE
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CALCIUM GLUCONATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant, oral care, skin conditioning
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CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OCINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT (1)
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning
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CAPRYLOYL GLYCERIN/ SEBACIC ACID COPOLYMER
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CHENOPODIUM QUINOA SEED
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, skin conditioning
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COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA OIL (COCONUT)
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning, solvent
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DELTA-DODECALACTONE
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FUNCTION(S) perfuming
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DIHEPTYL SUCCINATE
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ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, antimicrobial agent, cosmetic astringent, fragrance ingredient, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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GLUCONOLACTONE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, solvent
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GLYCERIN
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
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PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL (AVOCADO)
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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SODIUM BENZOATE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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STEARYL ALCOHOL
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - foambooster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, masking, opacifying, refatting, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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VANILLIN
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, masking
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WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Brassica Alcohol, Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil(1), Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Diheptyl Succinate, Brassicyl Isoleucinate Esylate, Gluconolactone, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil(1), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil(1), Calendula Ocinalis Flower Extract(1), Chenopodium Quinoa Seed(1), Tocopheryl Acetate, Anisaldehyde, Arachidyl Alcohol, Arginine, Behenyl Alcohol, Benzaldehyde, Delta-Dodecalactone, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Vanillin, Alcohol, Calcium Gluconate, Sodium Benzoate

Directions from packaging:

For maximum benefits, massage through freshly cleansed hair and leave for 1-3 minutes before rinsing.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.

EWG Verified

This product bears the EWG VERIFIEDTM mark - its formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists, and the company behind the product has shown its ingredients meet all of the EWG’s strict criteria. When it was verified, the ingredients in this formulation did not pose significant human health concerns.

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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.


PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

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Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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