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Verb Ghost Shampoo

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Verb Ghost 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 Ghost 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 MODERATE

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
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
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)

Robust
ETHYLENE GLYCOL
Appeared as: GLYCOL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
• Contamination concerns (ETHOXYETHANOL and METHOXYETHANOL)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

Good

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

Good

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Good

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited
ROSA CENTIFOLIA (CABBAGE ROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA CENTIFOLIA FLOWER EXTRACT

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

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

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU

Limited

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

Limited

None

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

Limited

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

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

None

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

None

None

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

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/Eau, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Panthenol, Citric acid, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Fragrance/Parfum, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Sodium Laurate, Sodium Sarcosinate, Trisodium Sulfosuccinate, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Coco/Isostearamide, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Cocamide DIPA, Coco-Glucoside, Glycerin, Glyceryl Oleate, Myristyl Alcohol, Laureth-3, Silicone Quaternium-8, Polyquaternium-7, Polyquaternium-44, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Lactic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, Glycol Distearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Magnesium Chloride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Magnesium Nitrate, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Sorbic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Chlorphenesin, Lecithin, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Hydrogen Peroxide, Sodium Metabisulfite, Hydroxycitronellal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene

Directions from packaging:

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

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