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amika Normcore Signature Shampoo

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the amika Normcore Signature Shampoo product label collected on July 22, 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 amika Normcore Signature Shampoo is 4.

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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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited
3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE
Appeared as: DIMETHYLAMIDOPROPYLAMINE

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

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

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

Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYLAMINE OXIDE
Appeared as: COCAMIDOPROYLAMINE OXIDE

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
COCONUT FATTY ACID
Appeared as: COCONUT ACID

Limited
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: HIPPOPHAE RHAMMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN/ARGOUSIER) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

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

Robust

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Citric Acid, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycol Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocamidoproylamine Oxide, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Sodium Isethionate, Coconut Acid, Hippophae Rhammnoides (Sea Buckthorn/Argousier) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-15 Distearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-7, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Dimethylamidopropylamine, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance

Directions from packaging:

Suggested Usage:-Wet hair and gently massage a small amount through scalp and hair. -Rinse thoroughly with warm water and follow with Normcore Signature Conditioner. Precautions:-Avoid contact with eyes.

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