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Puracy Natural Shampoo, Citrus & Mint

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Puracy Natural Shampoo, Citrus & Mint product label collected on September 04, 2018 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 Puracy Natural Shampoo, Citrus & Mint is 2.

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Data last updated: September 2018

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)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Appeared as: PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
SODIUM BENZOATE
Appeared as: SODIUM BENZOATE (FOOD-GRADE)

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN (PLANT-BASED SKIN SOFTENER)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good
CITRIC ACID
Appeared as: CITRIC ACID (PLANT-BASED)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Appeared as: POTASSIUM SORBATE (NATURAL)

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: EUCALYPTUS ESSENTIAL OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER

None
SODIUM LAUROAMPHOACETATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LAUROAMPHOACETATE (COCONUT-BASED CLEANSER)

Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE
Appeared as: COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE (COCONUT-BASED CLEANSER)

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

None
SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE
Appeared as: SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE (COCONUT-BASED CLEANSER)

Limited
MYRISTYL GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: LAURYL/MYRISTYL GLUCOSIDE (COCONUT OIL-BASED CLEANSER)

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

Fair
BETAINE
Appeared as: BETAINE (BEET SUGAR) EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
SODIUM COCOYL GLYCINATE
Appeared as: COCO GLYCINATE (COCONUT-BASED CLEANSER)

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
GLYCERYL OLEATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL OLEATE (PLANT-DERIVED SKIN SOFTENER)

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

Limited
COCO-GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: COCO-GLUCOSIDE (COCONUT-BASED CLEANSER)

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

None
TETRASODIUM IMINODISUCCINATE
Appeared as: TETRASODIUM IMINODISUCCINATE (PLANT-DERIVED WATER SOFTENER)

Limited
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATE
Appeared as: COCO-CAPRYLATE (COCONUT-BASED CLEANSER)

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

Fair
SQUALENE
Appeared as: SQUALENE (OLIVE OIL-BASED HAIR CONDITIONER)

Limited

Limited
QUILLAJA SAPONARIA (SOAPBARK) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: QUILLAJA SAPONARIA (SOAPBARK) EXTRACT

Limited
JUGLANS NIGRA (BLACK WALNUT) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: JUGLANS NIGRA (BLACK WALNUT LEAF) LEAF EXTRACT

Fair

Limited

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

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Robust
SEA SALT
Appeared as: HIMALAYAN PINK SEA SALT

Limited
GLUCONOLACTONE
Appeared as: GLUCONOLACTONE (NATURAL)

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:

PURIFIED WATER, SODIUM LAUROAMPHOACETATE (COCONUT-BASED CLEANSER), COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE (COCONUT-BASED CLEANSER), SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE (COCONUT-BASED CLEANSER), LAURYL/MYRISTYL GLUCOSIDE (COCONUT OIL-BASED CLEANSER), BETAINE (BEET SUGAR) EXTRACT, COCO GLYCINATE (COCONUT-BASED CLEANSER), VEGETABLE GLYCERIN (PLANT-BASED SKIN SOFTENER), GLYCERYL OLEATE (PLANT-DERIVED SKIN SOFTENER), COCO-GLUCOSIDE (COCONUT-BASED CLEANSER), TETRASODIUM IMINODISUCCINATE (PLANT-DERIVED WATER SOFTENER), CITRIC ACID (PLANT-BASED PRESERVATIVE), COCO-CAPRYLATE (COCONUT-BASED CLEANSER), SQUALENE (OLIVE OIL-BASED HAIR CONDITIONER), HEDERA HELIX (IVY) EXTRACT, QUILLAJA SAPONARIA (SOAPBARK) EXTRACT, JUGLANS NIGRA (BLACK WALNUT LEAF) LEAF EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT, PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE, TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E), POTASSIUM SORBATE (NATURAL PRESERVATIVE), HIMALAYAN PINK SEA SALT, BERGAMOT ESSENTIAL OIL, EUCALYPTUS ESSENTIAL OIL, PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL, GLUCONOLACTONE (NATURAL PRESERVATIVE), SODIUM BENZOATE (FOOD-GRADE PRESERVATIVE)

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