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Desert Essence Anti-Breakage Conditioner

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Desert Essence Anti-Breakage Conditioner product label collected on August 16, 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 Desert Essence Anti-Breakage Conditioner is 5.

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Data last updated: August 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

None
SELENIUM ASPARTATE
Appeared as: SELENIUM AMINO ACID CHELATE

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

Limited

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

Limited
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL (GERANIUM)

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

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

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA FRUIT EXTRACT (ROSE HIPS)

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

Good
ZINC
Appeared as: ZINC AMINO ACID CHELATE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (high)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Robust

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

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

Limited

Fair
BIOTIN
Appeared as: D-BIOTIN

Limited

Limited
SERENOA SERRULATA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SERENOA SERRULATA FRUIT EXTRACT (SAW PALMETTO)

Limited
BAMBUSA VULGARIS (BAMBOO) EXTRACT
Appeared as: BAMBUSA VULGARIS EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Fair

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

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Good
CI 77400
Appeared as: COPPER AMINO ACID CHELATE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

Fair

Fair
NIACINAMIDE
Appeared as: NIACINAMIDE [VITAMIN B3] (VITAMIN B3)

Limited
THIAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE
Appeared as: THIAMINE HCL (VITAMIN B1)

Fair
RIBOFLAVIN
Appeared as: RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2)

Fair
PYRIDOXINE HCL
Appeared as: PYRIDOXINE HCL (VITAMIN B6)

None
D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE
Appeared as: D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE (VITAMIN B5)

Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT (HORSETAIL)

Limited

Limited
VITAMIN E SUCCINATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)

Limited
DIMETHYL SULFONE
Appeared as: DIMETHYL SULFONE (MSM)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) OIL
Appeared as: SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY) OIL

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

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, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, D-BIOTIN, HYDROLYZED KERATIN, RAPHANUS SATIVUS (RADISH) SEED EXTRACT, SERENOA SERRULATA FRUIT EXTRACT (SAW PALMETTO), BAMBUSA VULGARIS EXTRACT, JOJOBA ESTERS, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, COPPER AMINO ACID CHELATE, FOLIC ACID, RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A), CYANOCOBALAMIN (VITAMIN B12), SELENIUM AMINO ACID CHELATE, ROSA CANINA FRUIT EXTRACT (ROSE HIPS), NIACINAMIDE [VITAMIN B3], THIAMINE HCL (VITAMIN B1), RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), PYRIDOXINE HCL (VITAMIN B6), ZINC AMINO ACID CHELATE, D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE (VITAMIN B5), EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT (HORSETAIL), CHOLINE BITARTRATE, TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE (VITAMIN E), DIMETHYL SULFONE (MSM), PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL (GERANIUM), SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) OIL, SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY) OIL, ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL, CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OIL, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, CETYL ESTERS, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, POLYQUATERNIUM-37, SODIUM BENZOATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, LACTIC ACID

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