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Kristin Ess Extra Gentle Shampoo

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Kristin Ess Extra Gentle Shampoo product label collected on October 23, 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 Kristin Ess Extra Gentle Shampoo 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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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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

• 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

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

None

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Robust

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

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

None

None
GELLIDIELA ACEROSA EXTRACT
Appeared as: GELIDIELLA ACEROSA EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

Good
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN)
Appeared as: CARRAGEENAN

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

Fair

None

Limited
COCONUT FATTY ACID
Appeared as: COCONUT ACID

None

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, HYPNEA MUSCIFORMIS EXTRACT, SARGASSUM FILIPENDULA EXTRACT, LITCHI CHINENSIS PERICARP EXTRACT, GELIDIELLA ACEROSA EXTRACT, SALVIA HISPANICA SEED OIL, ALGIN, CARRAGEENAN, COCO-GLUCOSIDE, HYDROLYZED KERATIN, XANTHAN GUM, CHITOSAN, COCAMIDE MIPA, COCONUT ACID, CETEARAMIDOETHYLDIETHONIUM SUCCINOYL HYDROLYZED PEA PROTEIN, SORBITOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, PEG-200 HYDROGENATED GLYCERYL PALMATE, GLYCOL STEARATE, PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, GLYCERIN, CITRIC ACID, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE, FRAGRANCE.

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