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Product score: 07

Data Availability:

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Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color, 233 Blueberry Black Blue (2018 formulation)

Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color, 233 Blueberry Black Blue (2018 formulation)

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CATEGORY

Hair Color And Bleaching

BRAND

Clairol

DATA LAST UPDATED

October 2018

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 07
RESORCINOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antiacne agent, denaturant, external analgesic, fragrance ingredient, hair colorant, hair dyeing, masking
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 07
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 05
ETHANOLAMINE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 05
M-AMINOPHENOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 05
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) external analgesic, fragrance ingredient, oral health care drug, preservative, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent, masking, solvent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 05
BENZYL BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, solvent, antimicrobial, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 05
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
2-METHOXYMETHYL-P-AMINOPHENOL HCL
Appeared as: 2-METHOXYMETHYL-P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
N,N-BIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)-P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE SULFATE
Appeared as: N,N-BIS-P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE SULFATE (2-HYDROXYETHYL)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
2-METHYLRESORCINOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
2,4-DIAMINOPHENOXYETHANOL HCL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioningagent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
CETETH-10 PHOSPHATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
STEARETH-20
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
HYDROXYETHYL-3,4-METHYLENEDIOXYANILINE HCL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 03
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) antimicrobial agent, cosmetic biocide, oral care agent, oral health care drug, oxidizingagent, antimicrobial, oxidising
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
SALICYLIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) antiacne agent, antidandruff agent, corn/callus/wart remover, denaturant, exfoliant;fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antidandruff, hair conditioning, keratolytic, masking, preservative, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
HEXYL CINNAMAL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
LINALOOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, deodorant, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
BHT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
1-HYDROXYETHYL 4,5-DIAMINO PYRAZOLE SULFATE
Appeared as: 1-HEXYL 4,5-DIAMINO PYRAZOLE SULFATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
ETIDRONIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
SODIUM SULFITE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, hair-waving/straightening agent, reducing agent, hair waving or straightening, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM SALT ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE
Appeared as: TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating
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Ingredient score: 01
DICETYL PHOSPHATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE / (CI 77891)
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying agent, sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
MINERAL OIL
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, solvent, antistatic, emollient, perfuming, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasingagent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM CETEARYL SULFATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, foaming, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
PHOSPHORIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM PHOSPHATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) buffering agent, corrosion inhibitor, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, anticorrosive, buffering, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) buffering agent, chelating agent, corrosion inhibitor, ph adjuster, anticorrosive, buffering, chelating
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM STANNATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, stabilising, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
BIS-HYDROXY/ METHOXY AMODIMETHICONE
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
STEARYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - foambooster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, masking, opacifying, refatting, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, opacifying agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent;surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, masking, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, antistatic, emulsifying, hair conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLUTAMIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, antistatic, hair conditioning, humectant
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Ingredient score: 01
HISTIDINE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, oral care agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
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Ingredient score: 01
MAGNESIUM NITRATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, hair conditioning
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, antifoaming, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, buffering, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredients from packaging:

COLOR ENHANCING CREME WATER, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, ETHANOLAMINE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, 2-METHOXYMETHYL-P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE, TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE, RESORCINOL, N,N-BIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)-P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE SULFATE, 2-METHYLRESORCINOL, CITRIC ACID, DICETYL PHOSPHATE, 2,4-DIAMINOPHENOXYETHANOL HCL, FRAGRANCE, SODIUM SULFITE, CETETH-10 PHOSPHATE, STEARETH-200, ASCORBIC ACID, XANTHAN GUM, M-AMINOPHENOL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE / (CI 77891), DISODIUM EDTA, HYDROXYETHYL-3,4-METHYLENEDIOXYANILINE HCL, 1-HEXYL 4,5-DIAMINO PYRAZOLE SULFATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE. COLOR ACTIVATOR WATER, MINERAL OIL, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, SODIUM CETEARYL SULFATE, SALICYLIC ACID, PHOSPHORIC ACID, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE, DISODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE, SODIUM STANNATE, ETIDRONIC ACID. BRILLIANT SHINE CONDITIONER WATER, BIS-HYDROXY/METHOXY AMODIMETHICONE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, GLUTAMIC ACID, FRAGRANCE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, CITRIC ACID, BENZYL BENZOATE, EDTA, HISTIDINE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, SODIUM CHLORIDE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, LINALOOL, MAGNESIUM NITRATE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE, MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, BHT, ASCORBIC ACID, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, SODIUM SULFITE.

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