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Surface Awaken Therapeutic Shampoo

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Surface Awaken Therapeutic Shampoo product label collected on January 28, 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 Surface Awaken Therapeutic Shampoo is 5.

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Data last updated: January 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

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
  • 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
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Good

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

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

None

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Robust

None

None

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
CAPSICUM FRUTESCENS (CAYENNE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAPSICUM FRUTESCENS EXTRACT

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

Limited
CERAMIDE NP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE-3

None

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

None
ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA (BABASSU) OIL
Appeared as: ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA OIL

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA OIL

Fair
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL
Appeared as: LINUM USITATISSIMUM SEED OIL

Fair
CI 77713
Appeared as: MAGNESIUM CARBONATE

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
TOURMALINE
Appeared as: TOURMALINE POWDER

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

None

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

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, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium methyl-2 sulfolaurate, disodium 2-sulfolaurate, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate, decyl glucoside, glycol distearate, laureth-4, capsicum frutescens extract, menthol, retinyl palmitate, ascorbic acid, tocopheryl acetate, ceramide-3, hydrolyzed amaranth protein, hydrolyzed soy protein, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, orbignya oleifera oil, cocos nucifera oil, linum usitatissimum seed oil, magnesium carbonate, tourmaline powder, polyquaternium-10, disodium edta, glycol stearate, polysorbate 20, stearamine oxide, DI-PPG-2 Myreth 10 adipate, cinnamidopropyltrimonium chloride, polyquaternium 7, acetamidopropyltrimonium chloride, citric acid, panthenol, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, sorbic acid

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