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Verb Volume Shampoo

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Verb Volume Shampoo product label collected on June 27, 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 Verb Volume Shampoo is 5.

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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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

None
QUATERNIUM-16
Appeared as: QUATERIUM-16

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair
SILICONE FLUID
Appeared as: SILICONE

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good
PCA

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS (WHITE TEA) LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

None

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (PRO-VITAMIN B5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

None

None

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACT

Limited

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair
ARGININE
Appeared as: ARGININE (L-ARGININE)

Fair
ASPARTIC ACID
Appeared as: ASPARTIC ACID (L-ASPARTIC ACID)

Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair

Fair
ALANINE
Appeared as: ALANINE (L-ALANINE)

Fair
SERINE
Appeared as: SERINE (L-SERINE)

Fair
VALINE
Appeared as: VALINE (L-VALINE)

Fair
THREONINE
Appeared as: THREONINE (L-THREONINE)

Fair
PROLINE
Appeared as: PROLINE (L-PROLINE)

Fair
PHENYLALANINE
Appeared as: PHENYLALANINE (L-PHENYLALINE)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
ISOLEUCINE
Appeared as: ISOLEUCINE (L-ISOLEUCINE)

Fair
HISTIDINE
Appeared as: HISTIDINE (L-HISTIDINE)

Limited

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

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

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Ammonium Chloride, Silicone Quaterium-16, Glycol Distearate, Acrylates Copolymer, Polyquaternium-7, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, Citric Acid, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Undeceth-11, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Fragrance (Parfum), Cocamide MIPA, Butyloctanol, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Coco/Isostearamide, Undeceth-5, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium EDTA, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein pg-Propyl Silanetriol, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Quaternium-95, Glycerin, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Arginine (L-Arginine), Propanediol, Aspartic Acid (L-Aspartic Acid), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, PCA, Glycine, Alanine (L-Alanine), Serine (L-Serine), Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Valine (L-Valine), Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Methylisothiazolinone, Threonine (L-Threonine), Proline (L-Proline), Phenylalanine (L-Phenylaline), Isoleucine (L-Isoleucine), Histidine (L-Histidine), Hydroxycitronellal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene

Directions from packaging:

Massage a small amount to wet hair, lather well and rinse. Follow with Volume Conditioner.

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