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Clairol Healthy Looking Natural Instincts Hair Color, 3 Brown Black

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Clairol Healthy Looking Natural Instincts Hair Color, 3 Brown Black product label collected on October 22, 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 Clairol Healthy Looking Natural Instincts Hair Color, 3 Brown Black is 7.

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Data last updated: October 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

• 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)

Fair
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE
Appeared as: METHYLSOTHAZOLINONE

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

None
2-METHOXYMETHYL-P-AMINOPHENOL HCL
Appeared as: 2-METHOXYMETHYL-P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited
HYDROXYETHYL-3,4-METHYLENEDIOXYANILINE HCL
Appeared as: HYDROXYETHYL-3,4-METHYLENEDIOXYANILNE HCL

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Good

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

Good

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair
BHT

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

Fair

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

Good
CITRIC ACID
Appeared as: CITRICAOD

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: ENHANCING CREME AQUA/WATER/EAU

Limited

Fair
SODIUM SALT ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE
Appeared as: TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE.

Limited

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

Fair

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE / (CI 77891)

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/ MINERAL OIL/HUILE MINERALE

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

Limited

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

None

None

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

Fair

Fair

Robust

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

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

Unknown

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

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

COLOR ENHANCING CREME AQUA/WATER/EAU, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, ETHANOLAMINE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, 2-METHOXYMETHYL-P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE, TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE. RESORCINOL 2-METHYL RESORCINOL CITRICAOD, DICETYL PHOSPHATE, M-AMINOPHENOL, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, SODIUM SULFITE. CETETH-10 PHOSPHATE, STEARETH-200. ASCORBIC ACID, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, HYDROXYETHYL-3,4-METHYLENEDIOXYANILNE HCL, TITANIUM DIOXIDE / (CI 77891), DISODIUM EDTA, 2,4-DIAMINOPHENOXYETHANOL HCL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE COLOR ACTIVATOR AQUA/WATER/EAU, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/ MINERAL OIL/HUILE MINERALE, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL SODIUM CETEARYL SULFATE, SALICYLIC ACID, PHOSPHORIC ACID, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE, DISODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE, SODIUM STANNATE, ETIDRONIC ACID. BRILLIANT SHINE CONDITIONER AQUA/WATER/EAU, BIS-HYDROXY/METHOXY AMODIMETHICONE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, GLUTAMIC ACID, PARFUM/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, METHYLSOTHAZOLINONE, BHT, ASCORBIC ACID POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, SODIUM SULFATE.

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