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ViTA Cosmetics Shampoo

EWG scientists reviewed the ViTA Cosmetics Shampoo product label collected on November 30, 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. ViTA Cosmetics Shampoo is EWG VERIFIED™.

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Data last updated: November 2017

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

HIGH
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

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

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LAUROYL METHYL ISETHIONATE * (COCONUT)

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

Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE
Appeared as: COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE * (COCONUT)

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

Limited

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

None
SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE
Appeared as: SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE * (COCONUT)

Limited
AZADIRACHTA INDICA (NEEM) EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELIA AZADIRACHTA FLOWER EXTRACT* (NEEM)

Limited
AZADIRACHTA INDICA LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELIA AZADIRACHTA LEAF EXTRACT* (NEEM)

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) WATER
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA WATER* (COCONUT)

Limited
SAPONARIA OFFICINALIS (SOAPWORT) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SAPONARIA OFFICINALIS LEAF/ROOT EXTRACT* (SOAPWORT)

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

Good

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
SODIUM SALT ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE
Appeared as: TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE

Good

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

None

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE
Appeared as: TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
NIACINAMIDE
Appeared as: NIACINAMIDE (VITAMIN B3)

Good

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

Fair

Limited
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX) OIL
Appeared as: LINUM USITATISSIMUM OIL* (FLAXSEED)

None
DAVANA OIL
Appeared as: ARTEMESIA PALLENS OIL* (DAVANA)

Limited

Fair

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

Limited

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair

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

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
CIS-3-HEXENYL ACETATE
Appeared as: HEXENYL ACETATE CIS 3

Limited

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.

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.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

water (AQUA), sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate (COCONUT)*, cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine (COCONUT)*, ALOE barbadensis leaf juice*+, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate (COCONUT)*, melia azadirachta (NEEM) flower extract*, melia azadirachta (NEEM) leaf extract*, cocos nucifera (COCONUT) water*, saponaria officinalis (SOAPWORT) leaf/root extract*, limnanthes alba (MEADOWFOAM) seed oil*, glycerin*, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate, citric acid*, caprylhydroxamic acid, glyceryl caprylate*, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbic acid (VITAMIN C), tocopherol acetate (VITAMIN E), panthenol (VITAMIN B5), niacinamide (VITAMIN B3), titanium dioxide, mica, triethyl citrate, benzyl acetate, cananga odorata (YLANG YLANG) flower oil*, linum usitatissimum (FLAXSEED) oil*, artemesia pallens (DAVANA) oil*, indole, phenethyl alcohol, isoamyl salicylate, gamma-non-alactone, phenyl acetaldehyde, 3-hexenol, hexenyl acetate cis 3, ethyl butyrate

Directions from packaging:

Massage and work through wet hair. Rinse thoroughly. Avoid contact with eyes. For best results follow with ViTA conditioner.

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