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BIGGREEN 23 Natural Daily Scalp Shampoo

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the BIGGREEN 23 Natural Daily Scalp Shampoo product label collected on May 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. EWG's rating for BIGGREEN 23 Natural Daily Scalp Shampoo is 2.

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Data last updated: May 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS (ITALIAN CYPRESS) OIL
Appeared as: CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS LEAF/NUT/STEM OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None

None

Limited
HELICHRYSUM ITALICUM (EVERLASTING) FLOWER WATER
Appeared as: HELICHRYSUM ITALICUM FLOWER WATER

Limited
PSIDIUM GUAJAVA (GUAVA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PSIDIUM GUAJAVA FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Limited
ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS (KIWI) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS (KIWI) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) EXTRACT
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) OIL
Appeared as: SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY) OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Limited
LITSEA CUBEBA (MAY CHANG) OIL
Appeared as: LITSEA CUBEBA FRUIT OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

None
CANARIUM COMMUNE (ELEMI) GUM OIL
Appeared as: CANARIUM COMMUNE GUM OIL

None

Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) OIL
Appeared as: THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) FLOWER/LEAF OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited
OCIMUM BASILICUM (SWEET BASIL) OIL
Appeared as: OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) OIL

None

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Fair

Limited
HYDROXYACETOPHENONE
Appeared as: HYDROXYCETOPHENONE

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

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.

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:

Water, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Panthenol, Bambusa Vulgaris Water, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Water, Helichrysum Italicum Flower Water, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Eucalyptol, Linalyl Acetate, Cupressus Sempervirens Leaf/Nut/Stem Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Camphor, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Pinene, Canarium Commune Gum Oil, Artemisia Absinthium Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Oil, Terpineol, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Artemisia Herba-Alba Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Decanal, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxycetophenone, Caprylyl Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Isethionate, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-Hexanediol

Directions from packaging:

Massage a generous amount to wet hair and rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary.

Warnings from packaging:

Safety Tip! For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If any adverse reaction develops, stop use and contact your physician.

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