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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Detox Conditioner, Daily Clarifying Volcanic Clay

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Alba Botanica Hawaiian Detox Conditioner, Daily Clarifying Volcanic Clay product label collected on February 09, 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. EWG's rating for Alba Botanica Hawaiian Detox Conditioner, Daily Clarifying Volcanic Clay is 3.

Data last updated: February 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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

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

Limited

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77499)

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

None

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL (SUNFLOWER)

Limited

Limited
AMYRIS BALSAMIFERA (WEST INDIAN ROSEWOOD) BARK OIL
Appeared as: AMYRIS BALSAMIFERA BARK OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) UNSAPONIFIABLES
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER UNSAPONIFIABLES (SHEA)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA (VIRGINIA RED CEDAR)
Appeared as: JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA OIL

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

None

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

Limited

Limited

Fair
CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM
Appeared as: CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA GUM (GUAR)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Limited

Fair

Fair

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."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

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), Brassica Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil(1), Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Unsaponifiables, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Soybean Glycerides, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Panthenol, Brassicyl Isoleucinate Esylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Charcoal Powder, Citric Acid, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum(1), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Heptyl Glucoside, Isopropyl Alcohol, Jojoba Esters, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Triethyl Citrate, Vanillin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77499) (1)Certified Organic Ingredient

Directions from packaging:

Massage through clean hair, leave on 1-3 minutes, then rinse.

Warnings from packaging:

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

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