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Biosilk Silk Therapy Conditioner

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Biosilk Silk Therapy Conditioner product label collected on March 19, 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 Biosilk Silk Therapy Conditioner is 7.

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Data last updated: March 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is MODERATE

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
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • 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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
OCTINOXATE
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

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

None

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited
HEXYL CINNAMAL
Appeared as: HEXYL CINNAMIC ALDEHYDE

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Robust

Limited

Limited

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

Good

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

Limited
ROSA CENTIFOLIA (CABBAGE ROSE) FLOWER WATER
Appeared as: ROSA CENTIFOLIA FLOWER WATER

Limited

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

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (ACETAMIDE MEA)

None

Fair

None
SODIUM COCOYL COLLAGEN AMINO ACID
Appeared as: SODIUM COCYL COLLAGEN AMINO ACID

Limited
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM ACID
Appeared as: WHEAT GERM ACID

Limited

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Good

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

Limited

None

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, DICETYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDE, CETEARETH-20, STEARYL ALCOHOL, MINERAL OIL, ROSA CENTIFOLIA FLOWER WATER, SODIUM PCA, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, LAURYL METHYL GLUCETH-10 HYDROXYPROPYL DIMONIUM CHLORIDE, PANTHENOL, HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN PG- PROPYL SILANETRIOL, ACETAMIDE MEA, HYDROLYZED BARLEY PROTEIN, SORBITOL, SODIUM COCYL COLLAGEN AMINO ACID, COCOYL SARCOSINE, WHEAT GERM ACID, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL, LINOLENIC ACID, LINOLEIC ACID, SULFUR, POLYSORBATE 80, OLETH-10, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, HYDROLYZED GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANS, DIMETHICONOL, HYDROLYZED SILK, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, DIAZOLIDINYL UREA, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, FRAGRANCE, HEXYL CINNAMIC ALDEHYDE, BENZYL BENZOATE, LINALOOL, GAMMA METHYL IONONE, CITRONELLOL, LILIAL, HYDROXY CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL, EUGENOL

Directions from packaging:

After shampooing, apply conditioner and work evenly through hair. Leave in for up to 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Use with BioSilk Silk Therapy Shampoo.

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