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Wow Skin Science Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Wow Skin Science Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo 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. EWG's rating for Wow Skin Science Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo is 4.

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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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Good
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Appeared as: COCOAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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

Fair

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

None

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

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

None
SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE
Appeared as: SODIUM MEHTYL COCOYL TAURATE

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
PANTHENOL, D-
Appeared as: D-PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Appeared as: NATURAL APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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

Limited
SERENOA REPENS (SAW PALMETTO) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SAW PALMETTO EXTRACT

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)

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:

Purified Water, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Sodium Mehtyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Decyl Glucoside, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Polyquaternium-10, Polyquaternium-73, D-Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Natural Apple Cider Vinegar, Nettle Leaf Extract, Saw Palmetto Extract, Almond Oil, Argan Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, PEG-150 Distearate, Fragrance, Color CI 15985.

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