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Whole Foods Market Volumizing Shampoo

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Whole Foods Market Volumizing Shampoo product label collected on March 14, 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 Whole Foods Market Volumizing Shampoo is 4.

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Data last updated: March 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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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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)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

None

None

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

None

Fair

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

Limited

None

Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER (AQUA), ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE EXTRACT, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, GLYCERIN, LAURYL GLUCOSIDE, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE, TILIA TOMENTOSA BUD EXTRACT, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL, COCO-GLUCOSIDE, COCONUT ALKANES, GLYCERYL OLEATE, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED QUINOA PROTEIN, HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN, COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, PANTHENOL, XYLITOL, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, NATURAL FRAGRANCE, CITRIC ACID, GLUCONOLACTONE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE.

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