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Puracy Natural Shampoo

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Puracy Natural Shampoo product label collected on June 19, 2019 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 Puracy Natural Shampoo is 2.

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Data last updated: June 2019

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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Appeared as: PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
SODIUM BENZOATE
Appeared as: SODIUM BENZOATE (FOOD-GRADE)

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good
CITRIC ACID
Appeared as: CITRIC ACID (PLANT-BASED)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Appeared as: POTASSIUM SORBATE (NATURAL)

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN (PLANT-BASED SKIN SOFTENER)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: EUCALYPTUS ESSENTIAL OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER

None
SODIUM LAUROAMPHOACETATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LAUROAMPHOACETATE (COCONUT-BASED CLEANSER)

Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE
Appeared as: COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE (COCONUT-BASED CLEANSER)

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

None
SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE
Appeared as: SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE (COCONUT-BASED CLEANSER)

Limited
MYRISTYL GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: LAURYL/MYRISTYL GLUCOSIDE (COCONUT OIL-BASED CLEANSER)

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

Fair
BETAINE
Appeared as: BETAINE (BEET SUGAR) EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
SODIUM COCOYL GLYCINATE
Appeared as: COCO GLYCINATE (COCONUT-BASED CLEANSER)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
GLUCONOLACTONE
Appeared as: GLUCONOLACTONE (NATURAL)

None
TETRASODIUM IMINODISUCCINATE
Appeared as: TETRASODIUM IMINODISUCCINATE (PLANT-DERIVED WATER SOFTENER)

Limited

Limited
QUILLAJA SAPONARIA (SOAPBARK) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: QUILLAJA SAPONARIA (SOAPBARK) EXTRACT

Limited
JUGLANS NIGRA (BLACK WALNUT) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: JUGLANS NIGRA (BLACK WALNUT LEAF) LEAF EXTRACT

Fair

Limited

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

Limited
COCO-GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: COCO-GLUCOSIDE (COCONUT-BASED CLEANSER)

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

Fair
GLYCERYL OLEATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL OLEATE (PLANT-DERIVED SKIN SOFTENER)

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATE
Appeared as: COCO-CAPRYLATE (COCONUT-BASED CLEANSER)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Robust
SEA SALT
Appeared as: HIMALAYAN PINK SEA SALT

Fair
SQUALENE
Appeared as: SQUALENE (OLIVE OIL-BASED HAIR CONDITIONER)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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:

Purified Water, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate (Coconut-Based Cleanser), Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine (Coconut-Based Cleanser), Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate (Coconut-Based Cleanser), Lauryl/Myristyl Glucoside (Coconut Oil-Based Cleanser), Betaine (Beet Sugar) Extract, Coco Glycinate (Coconut-Based Cleanser), Citric Acid (Plant-Based Preservative), Sodium Benzoate (Food-Grade Preservative), Gluconolactone (Natural Preservative), Potassium Sorbate (Natural Preservative), Vegetable Glycerin (Plant-Based Skin Softener), Tetrasodium Iminodisuccinate (Plant-Derived Water Softener), Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Quillaja Saponaria (Soapbark) Extract, Juglans Nigra (Black Walnut Leaf) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice,Coco-Glucoside (Coconut-Based Cleanser),Glyceryl Oleate (Plant-Derived Skin Softener), Coco-Caprylate (Coconut-Based Cleanser), Bergamot Essential Oil, Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, Squalene (Olive Oil-Based Hair Conditioner), Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Directions from packaging:

For best results, use for at least two weeks. Rinse hair, apply shampoo to hands and work lather into your hair. Rinse thoroughly. To unlock the pump: Screw pump tightly onto bottle; Hold ribbed and smooth collars with one hand; Turn spout counterclockwise with your other hand to unlock.

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