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Mill Creek Botanicals Mill Creek Botanicals Balancing Shampoo, Jojoba

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Mill Creek Botanicals Mill Creek Botanicals Balancing Shampoo, Jojoba product label collected on October 29, 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 Mill Creek Botanicals Mill Creek Botanicals Balancing Shampoo, Jojoba is 4.

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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
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • 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: NATURAL FRAGRANCE

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DEIONIZED WATER

Limited

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

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINESIS (JOJOBA) OIL

Limited

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

None
SODIUM COCOYL METHYL TAURATE
Appeared as: SODIUM COCOYL METHYL TAURATE (COCONUT OIL BASED)

Limited
DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATE
Appeared as: DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATE (COCONUT OIL DERIVED)

Limited
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE
Appeared as: SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE (COCONUT OIL BASED)

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) OIL

Limited
PRUNUS SEROTINA (WILD CHERRY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PRUNUS SEROTINA (WILD CHERRY) BARK EXTRACT

Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HAMAELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) LEAF EXTRACT

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

Limited

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: EQUISETUM ARVENSE (FIELD HORSETAIL) EXTRACT

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (PROVITAMIN B5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
FOLIC ACID
Appeared as: FOLIC ACID (VITAMIN B9)

Fair
NIACIN
Appeared as: NIACIN (VITAMIN B3)

Fair

Limited
CARAMEL COLOR
Appeared as: CARAMEL

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

DEIONIZED WATER, *ORGANIC BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE, SIMMONDSIA CHINESIS (JOJOBA) OIL, COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE, SODIUM COCOYL METHYL TAURATE (COCONUT OIL BASED), DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATE (COCONUT OIL DERIVED), SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE (COCONUT OIL BASED), BIOTIN, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) OIL, GLYCERIN, *ORGANIC PRUNUS SEROTINA (WILD CHERRY) BARK EXTRACT, *ORGANIC CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, *ORGANIC HAMAELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) LEAF EXTRACT, *ORGANIC HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS (GOLDEN SEAL) EXTRACT, *ORGANIC CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT, *ORGANIC HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS) EXTRACT, *ORGANIC EQUISETUM ARVENSE (FIELD HORSETAIL) EXTRACT, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, HYDROLYZED KERATIN, PANTHENOL (PROVITAMIN B5), FOLIC ACID (VITAMIN B9), NIACIN (VITAMIN B3), CITRIC ACID, ALLANTOIN, CARAMEL, NATURAL FRAGRANCE

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