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Beautycounter Smooth & Control Shampoo

EWG scientists reviewed the Beautycounter Smooth & Control Shampoo product label collected on January 29, 2018 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. Beautycounter Smooth & Control Shampoo is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: January 2018

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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

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

POTASSIUM OLEATE
Appeared as: SODIUM OLEATE

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU

None

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
SODIUM METHYL OLEYL TAURATE
Appeared as: SODIUM METHYL OLEOYL TAURATE

Limited

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

None

Limited

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

Limited
GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (LEVANT COTTON) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (COTTON) SEED EXTRACT

Good

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

Limited

Fair

Good

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

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Geranium oil, saponified
Appeared as: PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL

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

None

Limited

Fair

Robust

Fair

Fair

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

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:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamide MIPA, Decyl Glucoside, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Extract, Glycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Inulin, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Sodium Oleate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Fructose, Sucrose, Glucose, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide.

Directions from packaging:

Massage a quarter sized amount into wet hair and scalp. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. For best results, use with Smooth & Control Conditioner.

Warnings from packaging:

N/A

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