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Herbal Essences Bio:renew Sulfate Free Potent Aloe + Mango Curl Definer Shampoo

EWG scientists reviewed the Herbal Essences Bio:renew Sulfate Free Potent Aloe + Mango Curl Definer Shampoo product label collected on January 24, 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. Herbal Essences Bio:renew Sulfate Free Potent Aloe + Mango Curl Definer Shampoo is EWG VERIFIED™.

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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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL

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

Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: LEMON OIL,COLD PRESSED

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

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

Robust

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Good

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

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

Limited

Fair

Limited
ECKLONIA RADIATA (AUSTRALIAN SEA KELP) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ECKLONIA RADIATA EXTRACT

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited
DIMETHYL BENZYL CARBINYL ACETATE
Appeared as: BENZENEETHANOL,ALPHA,ALPHA-DIMETHYL-,1-ACETATE

Fair

Limited
ETHYL 2-METHYLBUTYRATE
Appeared as: BUTANOIC ACID,2-METHYL-,ETHYL ESTER

Limited
ALLYL CYCLOHEXYLPROPIONATE
Appeared as: CYCLOHEXANEPROPANOIC ACID,2-PROPEN-1-YL ESTER

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

Limited
CIS-2-TERT-BUTYLCYCLOHEXYL ACETATE
Appeared as: CYCLOHEXANOL,2-(1; 1-DIMETHYLETHYL)-,1-ACETATE,(1R; 2R)-REL-

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited
ETHYL MALTOL
Appeared as: ETHYL HYDROXYPYRONE

Limited

Limited
2-ETHYL-4-(2,2,3-TRIMETHYL-3-CYCLOPENTEN-1-YL)-2-BUTEN-1-OL
Appeared as: ETHYL TRIMETHYLCYCLOPENTENE BUTENOL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

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

Limited
ALLYL HEPTANOATE
Appeared as: HEPTANOIC ACID,2-PROPEN-1-YL ESTER

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

Limited

None

Limited
HEDIONE
Appeared as: METHYLDIHYDROJASMONATE

Limited

Fair

Fair

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, Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Citric Acid, [[DISCLOSED FRAGRANCE]]**, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Histidine, Ecklonia Radiata extract, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Salicylate, Dimethiconol, Polyquaternium-10, Tetrasodium EDTA, **COMPONENTS: GAMMA-NONALACTONE, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL, METHYLDIHYDROJASMONATE, TETRAMETHYL ACETYLOCTAHYDRONAPHTHALENES, ETHYLENE DODECANEDIOATE, LIMONENE

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