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Nioxin Cleanser Fine Hair 2 Noticeably Thinning Shampooing

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Nioxin Cleanser Fine Hair 2 Noticeably Thinning Shampooing 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 Nioxin Cleanser Fine Hair 2 Noticeably Thinning Shampooing 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
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Neurotoxicity
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: YELLOW 5

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Good

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

Good

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/EAU

Fair

Limited

Robust

None

• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
MENTHA ARVENSIS (WILD MINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA ARVENSIS LEAF OIL

None

Limited

Limited
HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS) FLOWER EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

None
BIOTIN/ FOLIC ACID/ CYANOCOBALAMIN/ NIACINAMIDE/ PANTOTHENIC ACID/ RIBOFLAVIN/ THIAMINE/ YEAST POLYPEPTIDES
Appeared as: BIOTIN/ FOLIC ACID/CYANOCOBALAMIN/NIACINAMIDE/PANTOTHENIC ACID/PYRIDOXINE/RIBOFLAVIN/THIAMINE/YEAST POLYPEPTIDES

Fair
YEAST EXTRACT
Appeared as: YEAST EXTRACT/EXTRAIT DE LEVURE

None

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

Limited
D&C RED NO. 33 (CI 17200)
Appeared as: RED 33

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE)

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

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER/EAU, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, SODIUM CITRATE, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM XYLENESULFONATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, COCAMIDE MEA, SODIUM BENZOATE, SALICYLIC ACID, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL, MENTHOL, MENTHA ARVENSIS LEAF OIL, TETRASODIUM EDTA, METHYL PARABEN, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CYSTINE BIS-PG-PROPYL SILANETRIOL, LECITHIN, URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) LEAF EXTRACT, HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS) FLOWER EXTRACT, CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL EXTRACT, SACCHAROMYCES/MAGNESIUM FERMENT, BIOTIN/ FOLIC ACID/CYANOCOBALAMIN/NIACINAMIDE/PANTOTHENIC ACID/PYRIDOXINE/RIBOFLAVIN/THIAMINE/YEAST POLYPEPTIDES, YEAST EXTRACT/EXTRAIT DE LEVURE, SACCHAROMYCES/IRON FERMENT, SACCHAROMYCES/COPPER FERMENT, YELLOW 5, SACCHAROMYCES/SILICON FERMENT, SACCHAROMYCES/ZINC FERMENT, BLUE 1, RED 33.

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