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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

Limited

Nanogen Hair Growth Factor Treatment Serum for Men (2018 formulation)

Nanogen Hair Growth Factor Treatment Serum for Men (2018 formulation)

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CATEGORY

Hair Loss Treatment

BRAND

Nanogen

DATA LAST UPDATED

September 2018

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    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: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) FLOWER WATER
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA FLOWER WATER (BITTER ORANGE)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
METHYLPROPANEDIOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
POLYSORBATE-20
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROLYZED LUPINE PROTEIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, ultraviolet light absorber
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PHENYLPROPANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, solvent, masking
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Ingredient score: 01
NIACINAMIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, smoothing
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Ingredient score: 01
PISUM SATIVUM (PEA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PISUM SATIVUM (PEA) SPROUT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin protectant, skin conditioning, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, ultraviolet light absorber, antimicrobial, astringent, emollient, humectant, masking, oral care, skin conditioning, skin protecting, tonic, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscositydecreasing agent, humectant, masking, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ACETYL TETRAPEPTIDE-3
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
DEXTRAN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, bulking agent, binding, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) reducing agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antioxidant, reducing, skin conditioning
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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: 01
GLYCINE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) buffering agent, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, antistatic, buffering, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
LARIX EUROPAEA WOOD EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PENTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (RED CLOVER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (CLOVER) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, not reported
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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
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: 04
SODIUM METABISULFITE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, reducing agent, preservative, reducing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
BENZOIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, preservative, bulking, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
SORBIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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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
TROMETHAMINE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
ZINC CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent, cosmetic biocide, drug astringent - oral health care drugs, oralcare agent, oral health care drug, oral care, soothing
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
FD&C RED NO. 4 (CI 14700)
Appeared as: CI 14700 (RED 4)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
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Ingredient score: 06
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: CI 19140 (YELLOW 5)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant
CONCERNS • 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))
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Ingredients from packaging:

AQUA (WATER), CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) FLOWER WATER, METHYLPROPANEDIOL, POLYSORBATE 20, GLYCERIN, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HYDROLYZED LUPINE PROTEIN, PHENYLPROPANOL, NIACINAMIDE, PISUM SATIVUM (PEA) SPROUT EXTRACT, BETA-GLUCAN, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ACETYL TETRAPEPTIDE-3, DEXTRAN, SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE, CITRIC ACID, GLYCINE, LARIX EUROPAEA WOOD EXTRACT, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (CLOVER) FLOWER EXTRACT, SODIUM BENZOATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM METABISULFITE, BENZOIC ACID, SORBIC ACID, TROMETHAMINE, ZINC CHLORIDE, CI 14700 (RED 4), CI 19140 (YELLOW 5).

Product's animal testing policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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