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Product score: 02

Data Availability:

Limited

Rare El'ements International Hair Collection Pure Shampoo (2019 formulation)

CATEGORY

Shampoo

BRAND

Rare El'ements Hair Collection

DATA LAST UPDATED

February 2019

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 04
PELAGONIUM GRAVEOLENS OIL
Appeared as: PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FREE OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) PEEL EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIS SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, ultraviolet light absorber, antimicrobial, astringent, emollient, humectant, masking, oral care, skin conditioning, skin protecting, tonic, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (PURIFIED WATER)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE
Appeared as: SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE (COCONUT)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, hair conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
LAURYL HYDROXYSULTAINE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, cleansing, foam boosting, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM BABASSUAMPHOACETATE
Appeared as: SODIUM BABASSUAMPHOACETATE (BABASSU)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
CITRULLUS VULGARIS (WATERMELON) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CITRULLUS VULGARIS (KALAHARI MELON) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
BLACK SEED OIL
Appeared as: NIGELLA SATIVE (BLACK SEED) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
SCLEROCARYA BIRREA (MARULA) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU SEED BUTTER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
LAURIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - cleansing agentsurfactant-cleansing agent is included as a function for the soap form of lauric acid., cleansing, emulsifying, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
BABASSUAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE
Appeared as: BRASSICAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE (BRASSICACAE) OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, antistatic
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Ingredient score: 01
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, film forming, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) OIL
Appeared as: ANIBA ROSEAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antimicrobial agent, antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
LEUCONOSTOC/ RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) antidandruff, antimicrobial
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Ingredient score: 01
LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
COCOS NUCIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYETHYL BEHENAMIDOPROPYL DIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATE
Appeared as: COCO CAPRYLATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 01
VEGETABLE DECYL GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL UNDECYLENATE (VEGETABLE)
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
BIOFLAVONOIDS
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning, soothing
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Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (Purified Water), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (COCONUT), Lauryl Hydroxy-sultaine, Sodium (BABASSU) Babassuamphoacetate, Citrullus Vulgaris (KALAHARI MELON) Seed Oil, Nigella Sative (BLACK SEED) Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea (MARULA) Oil, Astrocaryum (MURUMURU) Seed Butter, Lauric acid, Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine (BRASSICACEAE) Oil, Guar Hydroxy-propyltrimonium Chloride, Citrus Bergamia (BERGAMOT) Free Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (GERANIUM) Oil, Aniba Roseaeodora (ROSEWOOD) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (SUNFLOWER) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (ROSEMARY) Leaf Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus, Cocos Nucifera (COCONUT) Fruit Extract, Hydroxyethyl Behenamidopropyl Dimonium Chloride, Coco Caprylate (COCONUT), Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Undecylenate (VEGETABLE), Bioflavonoids, Citrus Aurantium Amara Bitter (ORANGE PEEL) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid.

Directions from packaging:

Daily Shampoo for all hair types. Wet hair thoroughly. Place a sufficient amount of shampoo into palm of hand, rub hands together. Starting from the top of head, gently glide hands down to the ends distributing evenly. Work into rich lather and rinse. Repeat if necessary. Prior to using the Pure Shampoo, discover the Luxury of Rare El�ements pre-shampoo El� Treatment and escape into pure bliss with the Rare Elements Essential Lite Conditioner or the Essential Daily Masque.

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Unknown

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