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Clairol Natural Instincts Ammonia Free Hair Color, 5 Bz Former 26 Medium Bronze Brown

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Clairol Natural Instincts Ammonia Free Hair Color, 5 Bz Former 26 Medium Bronze Brown product label collected on July 09, 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 Natural Instincts Ammonia Free Hair Color, 5 Bz Former 26 Medium Bronze Brown is 7.

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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
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
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

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

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

Good

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

Fair

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

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)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Good

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

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

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

Limited

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

None

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

None

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

None

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Robust

Fair

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

Fair
SODIUM SALT ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE
Appeared as: TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

None

Limited

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID.

Limited

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

None

Robust

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

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

Limited

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

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:

COLORANT: WATER, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, ETHANOLAMINE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE, SOYTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, ETHOXYDIGLYCOL, OLETH-5, FRAGRANCE, C11-15 PARETH-9, P-AMINOPHENOL, OLETH-2, 2-METHYL-5-HYDROXYETHYLAMINOPHENOL, DILINOLEIC ACID, P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, TALL OIL ACID, 2-METHYLRESORCINOL, ERYTHORBIC ACID, M-AMINOPHENOL, SODIUM SULFITE, OLEAMIDE MIPA, C12-15 PARETH-3, RESORCINOL, OLETH-10, PANTHENOL, EDTA, TOCOPHEROL, ASCORBIC ACID. COLOR ACTIVATOR WATER, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, STEARETH-21, OLETH-2, PEG-50 HYDROGENATED PALMAMIDE, OLETH-5, ACRYLATES/STEARETH-20 METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, OLEYL ALCOHOL, ETIDRONIC ACID, DISODIUM EDTA, SIMETHICONE, SORBITAN STEARATE, PEG-40 STEARATE. COLORTREAT COLOR CONDITIONING TREATMENT WATER, BIS-HYDROXY/METHOXY AMODIMETHICONE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, GLUTAMIC ACID, FRAGRANCE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, PANTHENYL ETHYL ETHER, CITRIC ACID, EDTA, SODIUM CHLORIDE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL, PANTHENOL, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE.

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