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Pacifica Salty Waves Texturizing Shampoo

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Pacifica Salty Waves Texturizing Shampoo product label collected on October 07, 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 Pacifica Salty Waves Texturizing Shampoo is 3.

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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
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM (NATURAL)

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

Good

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA

Limited

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

Limited
ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM (KNOTTED WRACK) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM (KELP) EXTRACT

Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHLORELLA PYRENOIDOSA (ALGAE) EXTRACT

Fair

Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLIZED SOY PROTEIN

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (VITAMIB B)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA (BABASSU) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA SEED OIL

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: MIXED TOCOPHEROLS (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Limited

Limited
MUSA SAPIENTUM (PLANTAIN) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: MUSA SAPIENTUM (BANANA) FRUIT EXTRACT

None
SALVIA HISPANICA SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALVIA HISPANICA (CHIA) SEED EXTRACT

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

AQUA, SODIUM C-14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM (KELP) EXTRACT, CHLORELLA PYRENOIDOSA (ALGAE) EXTRACT, SORBITOL, HYDROLIZED SOY PROTEIN, PANTHENOL (VITAMIB B), ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA SEED OIL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, MIXED TOCOPHEROLS (VITAMIN E), DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATE, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, PARFUM (NATURAL), MUSA SAPIENTUM (BANANA) FRUIT EXTRACT, SALVIA HISPANICA (CHIA) SEED EXTRACT.

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