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L'Oreal Paris Superior Preference Hair Color, Natural 4 Dark Brown

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the L'Oreal Paris Superior Preference Hair Color, Natural 4 Dark Brown product label collected on July 10, 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 L'Oreal Paris Superior Preference Hair Color, Natural 4 Dark Brown is 7.

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Data last updated: July 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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

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

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

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

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

Fair

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

Limited
N,N-BIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)-P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE SULFATE
Appeared as: N,N-BIS-P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE SULFATE (2-HYDROXYETHYL)

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

None

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

Fair

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

Good

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair
OCTISALATE
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

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

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

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

None

Limited

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

None

Fair

None

Fair

Limited

None
HYDROXYPROPYL BIS HCL
Appeared as: HYDROXYPROPYL BIS HCL (N-HYDROXYETHYL-P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE)

Limited
PENTASODIUM DTPA
Appeared as: PENTASODIUM PENTETATE

None

Good

• Use restrictions (low)

Robust

Limited

Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX
Appeared as: CANDELILLA CERA/CANDELILLA WAX/CIRE DE CANDELILLA

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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

Limited
CAMELINA SATIVA (GOLD OF PLEASURE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CAMELINA SATIVA OIL/CAMELINA SATIVA SEED OIL

Fair

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

COLOR GEL: WATER, TRIDECETH-2 CARBOXAMIDE MEA, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, PEG-2 OLEAMINE, POLYGLYCERYL-4 OLEYL ETHER, OLEYL ALCOHOL, ALCOHOL DENAT., AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE, POLYGLYCERYL-2 OLEYL ETHER, OLEIC ACID, SODIUM DIETHYLAMINOPROPYL COCOASPARTAMIDE, PENTASODIUM PENTETATE, AMMONIUM ACETATE, FRAGRANCE, P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE, SODIUM METABISULFITE, RESORCINOL, ERYTHORBIC ACID, N,N-BIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)-P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE SULFATE, M-AMINOPHENOL, HYDROXYPROPYL BIS(N-HYDROXYETHYL-P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE) HCL, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, EUGENOL, 2,4-DIAMINOPHENOXYETHANOL HCL, LINALOOL, CITRONELLOL F.I.L. #D33262/3; COLOR OPTIMIZING CREME: WATER, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, TRIDECETH-2 CARBOXAMIDE MEA, CETEARETH-25, GLYCERIN, PENTASODIUM PENTETATE, SODIUM STANNATE, TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE, PHOSPHORIC ACID, F.I.L. #D12836/18; CARE SUPREME CONDITIONER: WATER, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, CANDELILLA CERA/CANDELILLA WAX/CIRE DE CANDELILLA, AMODIMETHICONE, CETYL ESTERS, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, ALCOHOL DENAT., LECITHIN, TOCOPHEROL, SODIUM PCA, OLETH-10, PPG-5-CETETH-20, ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE, TRIDECETH-6, CHLORHEXIDINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE, LIMONENE, CAMELINA SATIVA OIL/CAMELINA SATIVA SEED OIL, LINALOOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, BENZYL BENZOATE, PHOSPHORIC ACID, FRAGRANCE, GERANIOL, DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIPROPIONATE, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, CITRONELLOL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, AMYL CINNAMAL F.I.L. #D158454/4

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