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Desert Essence Smoothing Conditioner

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Desert Essence Smoothing 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 Smoothing Conditioner is 4.

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Data last updated: August 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

None

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

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

Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE LEAF EXTRACT (COMFREY)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (high)

Limited

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

Limited
LAURUS NOBILIS OIL
Appeared as: LAURUS NOBILIS LEAF OIL (BAY)

• Use restrictions (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

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

Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA LEAF OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS RETICULATA LEAF OIL , (TANGERINE)

• Use restrictions (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust

Limited
VINEGAR
Appeared as: VINEGAR (APPLE CIDER)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

None

None
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF WATER
Appeared as: MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA LEAF WATER (TEA TREE)

Limited

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

None
THYMUS SERPILLUM (WILD THYME) EXTRACT
Appeared as: THYMUS SERPYLLUM EXTRACT (THYME)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None
ADIANTUM CAPILLUS VENERIS LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ADIANTUM CAPILLUS VENERIS LEAF EXTRACT (MAIDEN HAIR FERN)

Limited
SALIX NIGRA (BLACK WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX NIGRA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT

• Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT
Appeared as: PANAX GINSENG ROOT

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: ROSEMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL

None

Limited
LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL (LAVANDIN)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
CEDRUS ATLANTICA (ATLAS CEDAR) OIL
Appeared as: CEDRUS ATLANTICA WOOD OIL (CEDARWOOD)

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, (APPLE CIDER) VINEGAR, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, GLYCERIN, CETYL ALCOHOL, LAURYL LAURATE, HYDROLYZED QUINOA, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF WATER, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, THYMUS SERPYLLUM EXTRACT (THYME), ADIANTUM CAPILLUS VENERIS LEAF EXTRACT (MAIDEN HAIR FERN), SALIX NIGRA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL, PANAX GINSENG ROOT, SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE LEAF EXTRACT (COMFREY), CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT*, ROSEMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL*, COCOGLUCOSIDES HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF OIL*, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL*, LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL (LAVANDIN)*, LAURUS NOBILIS LEAF OIL (BAY)*, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL*, CEDRUS ATLANTICA WOOD OIL (CEDARWOOD)*, POLYQUATERNIUM-37, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL*, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE CANANGA ODORATA FLOWER OIL (YLANG YLANG)*, CITRUS RETICULATA (TANGERINE) LEAF OIL*

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