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Be Free By Danielle Fishel Scalp Refresh

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Be Free By Danielle Fishel Scalp Refresh product label collected on December 13, 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 Be Free By Danielle Fishel Scalp Refresh is 4.

Data last updated: December 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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Limited
SOYAETHYL MORPHOLINIUM ETHOSULFATE
Appeared as: SOYETHYL MORPHOLINIUM ETHOSULFATE

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (ACETAMIDE MEA)

Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (BUTYL ALCOHOL)

Limited
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

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

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELIA SINENSIS (WHITE TEA) LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

None
KINA EKISU
Appeared as: CINCHONA SUCCIRUBRA BARK EXTRACT

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

None

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

Fair

Limited
SERENOA SERRULATA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SERENOA SERRULATA (SAW PALMETTO) FRUIT EXTRACT

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None
LACTOBACILLUS/ WASABIA JAPONICA ROOT FERMENT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/WASABIA JAPONICA (WASABI) EXTRACT

None

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (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 (Aqua), Propanediol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Soyethyl Morpholinium Ethosulfate, Methyl Nicotinate, Panthenol, PEG-23M, Acetamide MEA, Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot) Flower Extract , Achillea Millefolium Extract, Cinchona Succirubra Bark Extract, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Cetrimonium Chloride, Polysorbate 60, Polysorbate-80, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Quaternium-51, Phospholipids, Camelia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto) Fruit Extract, Caffeine, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Lactobacillus/Wasabia Japonica (Wasabi) Extract, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Acetyl Cysteine, Acetyl Glutamine, Alanine, Asparagine, Aspartic Acid, Histidine, Ornithine HCL, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid.

Directions from packaging:

Apply twice daily onto dry scalp and massage in with fingertips until product covers entire scalp evenly. Leave in and style as desired.

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