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Avalon Organics Smooth Shine Apple Cider Vinegar Finishing Rinse

EWG scientists reviewed the Avalon Organics Smooth Shine Apple Cider Vinegar Finishing Rinse product label collected on January 22, 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. Avalon Organics Smooth Shine Apple Cider Vinegar Finishing Rinse is EWG VERIFIED™.

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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Occupational hazards
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)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

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

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Good

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

None

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL (1)

Limited
NIGELLA SATIVA (BLACK CUMIN) SEED OIL
Appeared as: NIGELLA SATIVA SEED OIL (BLACK CUMIN)

Limited
ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA (BABASSU) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA SEED OIL (BABASSU)

None

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None
BRASSICA OLERACEA ITALICA (BROCCOLI) SEED OIL
Appeared as: BRASSICA OLERACEA ITALICA SEED EXTRACT (BROCCOLI)

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT (1)

None

Limited
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA (CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA EXTRACT (1)

Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: EQUISETUM ARVENSE LEAF EXTRACT (1)

Limited
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA ROOT EXTRACT (LICORICE)

Fair
PISUM SATIVUM (PEA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PISUM SATIVUM PEPTIDE

Limited

Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: URTICA DIOICA LEAF EXTRACT (NETTLE)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

None

Good

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair
CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM
Appeared as: CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA GUM (GUAR)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

None

Fair

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

None

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Robust

Fair

Limited

None

Fair

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL (1)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (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:

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (1), Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Isoamyl Laurate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (1), Cinnamomum Camphoroa (Camphor) Bark Oil, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil (1), Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil (1), Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Apple Cider Vinegar (1), Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Extract (1), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (1), Chenopodium Quinoa Seed (1), Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract (1), Echinacea Angustifolia Extract (1), Equisetum Arvense Leaf Extract (1), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (1), Pisum Sativum Peptide, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract (1), Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract (1), Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Citric Acid, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum (1), Diheptyl Succinate, Ethyl Acetoacetate, Gamma-Undecalactone, Glycerin (1), Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Lysolecithin, Magnesium Stearate, Pullulan, Sclerotium Gum, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Sorbitan Oleate Decylglycoside Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, Alcohol (1), Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate

Directions from packaging:

TO USE: Shake well before each use. Squeeze out excess water. Apply to wet hair and scalp by parting hair, beginning at the front, working towards the back, with fingers or nozzle, and apply product directly to the scalp, allowing product to drip down the hair shaft. Continue parting and applying until the whole scalp is covered. Add additional product throughout the lengths of hair, from root to tips. Massage into hair and scalp, leaving on for 5-8 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Use once to twice a week as the final step in our Apple Cider Vinegar hair care regimen, after cleansing and conditioning with our Smooth Shine Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo and Conditioner. The vinegar smell will wash away upon rinse out, leaving behind a light, crisp apple scent.

Warnings from packaging:

CAUTION: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.

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