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Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Moisturizing & Detangling Conditioner

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Moisturizing & Detangling Conditioner product label collected on May 06, 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 Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Moisturizing & Detangling Conditioner is 5.

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Data last updated: May 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is 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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • 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: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

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

Robust
BASIC VIOLET 3
Appeared as: CHLORIDE

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

Limited
BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE
Appeared as: BEHENTRIMONIUM

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair
ACRYLAMIDE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE COPOLYMER
Appeared as: ACRYLAMIDOPROPYL TRIMONIUM CHLORIDE

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

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Limited

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

Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Appeared as: CAPRYL GLYCOL

Limited

Limited

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

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII

• Use restrictions (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

AQUA/WATER/EAU, CETYL ALCOHOL, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, VEGETABLE OIL, GLYCOL DISTEARATE, ACRYLAMIDOPROPYL TRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, AMODIMETHICONE, TRIDECETH-12, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYL GLYCOL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), BENZYL BENZOATE, CITRAL, GERANIOL, LYRAL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, LILIAL.

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