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Desert Essence Shampoo, Nourishing for Dry Hair, Coconut

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Desert Essence Shampoo, Nourishing for Dry Hair, Coconut product label collected on October 15, 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 Desert Essence Shampoo, Nourishing for Dry Hair, Coconut is 4.

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Data last updated: October 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)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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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 (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Good

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

Good

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

Limited
DECYL GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: DECYL GLUCOSIDE (COCONUT; CORN DERIVED)

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

Limited
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT* (YARROW)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
PROPANEDIOL
Appeared as: PROPANEDIOL (CORN DERIVED)

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

Fair
CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CANNABIS SATIVA SEED OIL* (HEMP)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Appeared as: POTASSIUM SORBATE (FRUIT DERIVED)

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT* (ROSEMARY)

Limited
ARCTIUM LAPPA (BURDOCK) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARCTIUM LAPPA ROOT EXTRACT* (BURDOCK)

Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA LEAF EXTRACT* (WITCH HAZEL)

Limited
FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: FOENICULUM VULGARE SEED EXTRACT* (FENNEL)

Limited
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: SAMBUCUS NIGRA FLOWER EXTRACT* (BLACK ELDERBERRY)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT*

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

None
SODIUM COCO-SULFATE
Appeared as: SODIUM COCO-SULFATE (COCONUT DERIVED)

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

Limited
COCO-GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: COCO-GLUCOSIDE (COCONUT DERIVED)

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

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER* (SHEA)

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA OIL* (COCONUT)

Limited

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL* (OLIVE)

Fair

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

None
HYDROGENATED COCO-GLYCERIDES
Appeared as: HYDROGENATED COCO-GLYCERIDES (COCONUT DERIVED)

Robust

Limited
LAURYL GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: LAURYL GLUCOSIDE (PLANT DERIVED)

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

None
STEARYL CITRATE
Appeared as: STEARYL CITRATE (VEGETABLE DERIVED)

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:

WATER (AQUA), ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT*, ARCTIUM LAPPA (BURDOCK) ROOT EXTRACT*, ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (YARROW) EXTRACT*, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) LEAF EXTRACT*, FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL) SEED EXTRACT*, SAMBUCUS NIGRA (BLACK ELDERBERRY) FLOWER EXTRACT*, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT*, SODIUM COCO-SULFATE (COCONUT DERIVED), DECYL GLUCOSIDE (COCONUT AND CORN DERIVED), PROPANEDIOL (CORN DERIVED), COCO-GLUCOSIDE (COCONUT DERIVED), BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL*, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL*, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL*, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, GLYCERIN, HYDROGENATED COCO-GLYCERIDES (COCONUT DERIVED), SODIUM CHLORIDE, POTASSIUM SORBATE (FRUIT DERIVED), LAURYL GLUCOSIDE (PLANT DERIVED), CITRIC ACID, STEARYL CITRATE (VEGETABLE DERIVED), BENZYL ALCOHOL, BENZYL BENZOATE, COUMARIN, LIMONENE, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

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