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ALTERNA Haircare CAVIAR Anti-Aging Infinite Color Hold Dual-Use Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the ALTERNA Haircare CAVIAR Anti-Aging Infinite Color Hold Dual-Use Serum 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 ALTERNA Haircare CAVIAR Anti-Aging Infinite Color Hold Dual-Use Serum 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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

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)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

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

None

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

None

Limited
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT

Limited
ARTEMISIA VULGARIS (MUGWORT) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARTEMISIA VULGARIS EXTRACT

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL

Limited

Limited
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA (CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA EXTRACT

Limited
CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS (LEMONGRASS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Limited

None
SHINANOKI EKISU
Appeared as: TILIA CORDATA FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA EXTRACT
Appeared as: MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA (KELP) EXTRACT

None

None

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

Fair

Limited

None

Fair

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

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

Robust

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)

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethiconol, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Isododecane, Glycerin, Phospholipids, Caviar Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Tilia Cordata Flower Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Superoxide Dismutase, Amodimethicone, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Propanediol, Ascorbic Acid, Water, Quaternium-95, Polysilicone-15, C12-13 Pareth-23, C12-13 Pareth-3, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Fragrance

Directions from packaging:

Suggested Usage:-As a leave-in treatment, apply two to four pumps to clean, damp hair based on your hair type and length. -Style as usual. -To transform your conditioner into a color recharging mask, mix six to eight pumps, based on desired conditioning, with any Alterna conditioner. -Apply on clean wet hair and leave on for three minutes, then rinse thoroughly.

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