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Clairol Root Touch Up Permanent Color, 6 Light Brown

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Clairol Root Touch Up Permanent Color, 6 Light Brown product label collected on July 02, 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 Clairol Root Touch Up Permanent Color, 6 Light Brown is 6.

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Data last updated: July 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
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair
ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATES (C12)
Appeared as: LAURETH-23

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

None

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

None

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

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

Limited

Limited
CARAMEL COLOR
Appeared as: CARAMEL

None
BIS-P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE SULFATE
Appeared as: N N-BIS-P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE SULFATE (2-HYDROXYETHYL)

Limited
SARGASSUM FILIPENDULA (SARGASSUM WEED) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SARGASSUM FILIPENDULA EXTRACT

Limited
HYPNEA MUSCIFORMIS (HYPNEACEAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HYPNEA MUSCIFORMIS EXTRACT

None

Good

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Robust

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

None
STYRENE/ PVP COPOLYMER
Appeared as: STYRENE/VP COPOLYMER

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

PERMANENT COLOR CREME: WATER, C12-15 PARETH-3, AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE, OLETH-10, DILINOLEIC ACID, COCAMIDE MEA, LINOLEAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE DIMER DILINOLEATE, STEARETH-21, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, POLYQUATERNIUM-22, SODIUM SULFATE, FRAGRANCE, ERYTHORBIC ACID, RESORCINOL, CARAMEL, P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE, P-AMINOPHENOL, M-AMINOPHENOL, SODIUM SULFITE, IRON OXIDES, MICA, N, N-BIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)-P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE SULFATE, SODIUM METASILICATE, EDTA, 1-NAPHTHOL, SARGASSUM FILIPENDULA EXTRACT, HYPNEA MUSCIFORMIS EXTRACT, GELLIDIELA ACEROSA EXTRACT, TITANIUM DIOXIDE. COLOR ACTIVATING LOTION: WATER, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CETEARETH-20, STEARETH-21, LAURETH-23, POLYQUATERNIUM-37, PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE, STYRENE/VP COPOLYMER, PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6, ETIDRONIC ACID.

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