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Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Sulfate Free Honey & Vitamin B Shampoo

EWG scientists reviewed the Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Sulfate Free Honey & Vitamin B Shampoo product label collected on December 06, 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. Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Sulfate Free Honey & Vitamin B Shampoo is EWG VERIFIED™.

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Data last updated: December 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

Good

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

Limited

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

Good

• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/EAU

Limited

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

Good

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

Limited

Limited

Fair

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

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

Limited
ECKLONIA RADIATA (AUSTRALIAN SEA KELP) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ECKLONIA RADIATA EXTRACT

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
SODIUM SALT ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE
Appeared as: TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE

Fair

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

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

None
2-METHYL-3-(1,7,7-TRIMETHYLBICYCLOHEPT-2-YLOXY)-PROPANOL
Appeared as: 1-PROPANOL 2-METHYL-3-[[1,7,7-TRIMETHYLBICYCLO[2.2.1]HEPT-2-YL]OXY]- ([1,7,7-TRIMETHYLBICYCLO[2.2.1]HEPT-2-YL]OXY)

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL

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

Limited

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

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

None

Limited
HEDIONE
Appeared as: METHYLDIHYDROJASMONATE

Limited
PHENOXYETHYL ISOBUTYRATE
Appeared as: PROPANOIC ACID 2-METHYL- 2-PHENOXYETHYL ESTER

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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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/Eau, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Honey Extract, Histidine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ecklonia Radiata Extract, [[DISCLOSED FRAGRANCE]]**, Panthenol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyquaternium-10, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Salicylic Acid, Polyquaternium-7, Glycolic Acid, Niacinamide, **COMPONENTS: 1-PROPANOL 2-METHYL-3-[[1,7,7-TRIMETHYLBICYCLO[2.2.1]HEPT-2-YL]OXY]-, 2,6-DIMETHYL-7-OCTEN-2-OL, 2-T-BUTYLCYCLOHEXYL ACETATE, BENZYL ACETATE, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYL LINALOOL, ETHYL VANILLIN, ETHYLENE BRASSYLATE, ETHYLENE DODECANEDIOATE, GAMMA-DECALACTONE, GAMMA-NONALACTONE, GAMMA-UNDECALACTONE, HEXYL ACETATE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, HEXYL SALICYLATE, ISOBUTYL METHYL TETRAHYDROPYRANOL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, METHYLDIHYDROJASMONATE, PROPANOIC ACID 2-METHYL- 2-PHENOXYETHYL ESTER, TETRAMETHYL ACETYLOCTAHYDRONAPHTHALENES

Directions from packaging:

Apply generously, lather, then rinse. Follow with conditioner.

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