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Monat Restructuring Shampoo

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Monat Restructuring Shampoo product label collected on January 16, 2020 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 Monat Restructuring Shampoo is 3.

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Data last updated: January 2020

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

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

Fair

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

None

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

Limited
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LAUROYL

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU

Limited

None

None
BABASSUAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE
Appeared as: BRASSICAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE

None

None

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

None

Fair

Limited
LIMNANTHES VERSICOLOR (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL

None

Limited
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CAMELLIA OLEIFERA SEED OIL

Fair

Limited

None

None

Fair

None
GARDENIA TAHITENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: GARDENIA TAITENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT

None

None

Fair

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL

Limited

Fair

None
EQUISETUM HIEMALE EXTRACT
Appeared as: EQUISETUM HYEMALE EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Limited
BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA (BAMBOO) STEM EXTRACT
Appeared as: BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM EXTRACT

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS (BITTER ALMOND) PROTEIN
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS PROTEIN (SWEET ALMOND)

None

None

Fair
ARGININE HYDROCHLORIDE
Appeared as: ARGININE HCL

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Behentrimonium Chloride, Orbignya Speciosa Kernel Oil, Hydroxyethyl Diethylenetriamine Dioleamide/Palmitamide, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Adansonia Digitata Oil, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Gardenia Taitensis Flower Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Caryocar Brasiliense Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Equisetum Hyemale Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Protein, Glycerin, Wheat Amino Acids, Soy Amino Acids, Arginine HCl, Serine, Threonine, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Phytosphingosine, Tocopherol, Cholesterol, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sodium Palmitate, Sodium Lauroyl

Directions from packaging:

Follow Reverse Care Method, condition with Restructuring Pre-Wash Conditioner. Thoroughly rinse out the Restructuring Pre-Wash Conditioner. Emulsify and apply the Restructuring Shampoo to wet hair. Massage in product completely covering each strand. Let sit 1-2 minutes then rinse and repeat. Can be used daily or as frequently as you normally shampoo.

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