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amika Velveteen Dream Smoothing Shampoo

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the amika Velveteen Dream Smoothing 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 Velveteen Dream Smoothing Shampoo is 5.

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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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE/PARFUM

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

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

Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Appeared as: SODIUM HYROXIDE

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

Fair
CHLORHEXIDINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE
Appeared as: CHLOROHEXIDINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair
SULISOBENZONE
Appeared as: BENZOPHENONE-4

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

None
ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATES (C11-15) SECONDARY
Appeared as: C11-15 PARETH-7

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

None

None
ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATES (C12-13)
Appeared as: C12-13 PARETH-23

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

None

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

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) OIL
Appeared as: HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) SEED OIL

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

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

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, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Cocobetaine, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ozokerite, Hydroxyethyl Behenamidopropyl Dimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycol Distearate, Amodimethicone, C11-15 Pareth-7, Laureth-9, Glycerin, Trideceth-12, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, C12-13 Pareth-23, C12-13 Pareth-3, Polyquaternium-7, Fragrance/Parfum, Carbomer, Decyl Glucoside, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-10, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Sodium Hyroxide, Glycereth-26, Citric Acid, Panthenol, Chlorohexidine Dihydrochloride, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Benzophenone-4, Tocopheryl Acetate

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 Velveteen Dream Smoothing Conditioner. Precautions:- Avoid contact with eyes.

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