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Avalon Organics Strengthening Peppermint Shampoo

EWG scientists reviewed the Avalon Organics Strengthening Peppermint Shampoo product label collected on October 23, 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. Avalon Organics Strengthening Peppermint Shampoo is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: October 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Occupational hazards
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Limited
SD ALCOHOL 1
Appeared as: ALCOHOL (1)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE (1)

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

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

None

Good

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

None

Fair

None
CANARIUM LUZONICUM (ELEMI) GUM NONVOLATILES
Appeared as: CANARIUM LUZONICUM GUM NONVOLATILES

None
CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK OIL

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

Limited

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

Limited
GERANIUM MACULATUM (SPOTTED CRANESBILL) OIL
Appeared as: GERANIUM MACULATUM OIL

Limited
MENTHA ARVENSIS (WILD MINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA ARVENSIS LEAF OIL

Limited

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

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT (CALENDULA)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT (MATRICARIA)

None

Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA LEAF EXTRACT (PEPPERMINT)

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Good

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

Fair

Robust

Fair

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

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

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:

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (1), Aqua (Water), Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Glycerin, Heptyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Canarium Luzonicum Gum Nonvolatiles, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract (1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (1), Chenopodium Quinoa Seed (1), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract (1), Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol(1), Babassu Oil Polyglyceryl-4 Esters, Bisabolol, Citric Acid, Inulin (1), Sodium Chloride, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Limonene

Directions from packaging:

TO USE: Gently massaging into wet hair produces a rich, cleansing lather. Rinsing and following with Strengthening Peppermint Conditioner provides the best results.

Warnings from packaging:

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

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