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Product score: 05

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ALTERNA Haircare CAVIAR Anti-Aging Restructuring Bond Repair Shampoo (2019 formulation)

ALTERNA Haircare CAVIAR Anti-Aging Restructuring Bond Repair Shampoo (2019 formulation)

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Shampoo

BRAND

Alterna

DATA LAST UPDATED

July 2019

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, cleansing, foam boosting, hair conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 04
POLYQUATERNIUM-7
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, film former, hair fixative, antistatic, film forming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-175 DIISOSTEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, surfactant - cleansing agent, antistatic, cleansing, emulsifying, foaming, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 03
AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-45M
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 03
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioningagent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
SACCHAROMYCES/ ZINC FERMENT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
DISODIUM LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, surfactant - hydrotrope, cleansing, foam boosting, foaming, hydrotrope, surfactant
CONCERNS • Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
POLYSILICONE-15
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) ultraviolet light absorber, uv filter
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
HYDROLYZED RICE PROTEIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
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Ingredient score: 02
SODIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
SACCHAROMYCES/ IRON FERMENT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM LAUROYL METHYL ISETHIONATE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, cleansing, foam boosting, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ACRYLATES/ VINYL NEODECANOATE CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERETH-26
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, viscosity decreasing agent, humectant, solvent, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCOL DISTEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) opacifying agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, opacifying, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
COCAMIDOPROPYLAMINE OXIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster;surfactant - hydrotrope, cleansing, foam boosting, hair conditioning, hydrotrope, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SILICONE QUATERNIUM-16
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL/ SEBACIC ACID COPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYPROPYL GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN PG-PROPYL SILANETRIOL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
DEHYDROACETIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYLOCTANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, humectant
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Ingredient score: 01
UNDECETH-11
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
UNDECETH-5
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, buffering, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosityincreasing agent - nonaqueous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL
Appeared as: LINUM USITATISSIMUM SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent -occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) reducing agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antioxidant, reducing, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ALGAE/ SEAWEED/ KELP EXTRACT (SPECIES UNSPECIFIED)
Appeared as: ALARIA ESCULENTA EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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Ingredient score: 01
CAVIAR EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
POTASSIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
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Ingredient score: 01
LEUCONOSTOC/ RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) antidandruff, antimicrobial
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Ingredient score: 01
SACCHAROMYCES/ COPPER FERMENT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SACCHAROMYCES/ MAGNESIUM FERMENT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SACCHAROMYCES/ SILICON FERMENT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PHOSPHOLIPIDS
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Glycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Acrylates/Vinyl Neodecanoate Crosspolymer, Fragrance, Glycereth-26, Glycol Distearate, PEG-175 Diisostearate, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, Aminomethyl Propanol, Citric Acid, Silicone Quaternium-16, Hydrogenated Castor Oil/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, PEG-45m, Dehydroacetic Acid, Butyloctanol, Undeceth-11, Undeceth-5, Polyquaternium-7, Ascorbic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum Seed Oil, Polysilicone-15, Superoxide Dismutase, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Caviar Extract, Potassium Benzoate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Sorbate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Phospholipids, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Limonene, Geraniol, Coumarin, Citral, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol

Directions from packaging:

Suggested Usage:-Massage shampoo throughout wet hair.-Rinse thoroughly. Precautions:-For external use only. -Avoid eye contact.

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