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Product score: 02

Data Availability:

Limited

Herbal Essences Bio:renew Sulfate Free Potent Aloe + Eucalyptus Scalp Balance Shampoo (2020 formulation)

Herbal Essences Bio:renew Sulfate Free Potent Aloe + Eucalyptus Scalp Balance Shampoo (2020 formulation)

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CATEGORY

Shampoo

BRAND

Herbal Essences

DATA LAST UPDATED

January 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
LAURAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, cleansing, foam boosting, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, hair conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM CITRATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, surfactant - cleansing agent, antistatic, cleansing, emulsifying, foaming, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
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Ingredient score: 01
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
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Ingredient score: 01
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (TASMANIAN BLUE GUM) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, perfuming, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HISTIDINE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 05
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
MENTHA ARVENSIS (WILD MINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA ARVENSIS LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
ECKLONIA RADIATA EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM SALICYLATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, preservative
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
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Ingredient score: 01
DIMETHICONOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, antifoaming, emollient, moisturising
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYQUATERNIUM-10
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, film former, hair fixative, antistatic, film forming
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Ingredient score: 02
TETRASODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
MENTHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, external analgesic, flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, oral health caredrug, masking, refreshing, soothing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
2-T-BUTYLCYCLOHEXYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, perfuming, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
VERDYL ACETATE
Appeared as: 3A,4,5,6,7,7A-HEXAHYDRO-4,7-METHANO-1H-INDENYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
BENZYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHYL LINALOOL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHYLENE BRASSYLATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHYLENE DODECANEDIOATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
HEXYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) perfuming
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
HEXYL SALICYLATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ISOBUTYL METHYL TETRAHYDROPYRANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
MENTHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, external analgesic, flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, oral health caredrug, masking, refreshing, soothing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HEDIONE
Appeared as: METHYLDIHYDROJASMONATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
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Ingredient score: 01
PHENYLISOHEXANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
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Ingredient score: 01
TETRAMETHYL ACETYLOCTAHYDRONAPHTHALENES
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
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Ingredient score: 03
TERPINEOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
TRIETHYL CITRATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, plasticizer, antioxidant, deodorant, masking, plasticiser, solvent
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, [[DISCLOSED FRAGRANCE]]**, Citric Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Histidine, Mentha Piperita (peppermint) Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Ecklonia Radiata Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Salicylate, Dimethiconol, Polyquaternium-10, Tetrasodium EDTA, Menthol **COMPONENTS: MENTHOL, METHYLDIHYDROJASMONATE, ETHYL LINALOOL, ETHYLENE DODECANEDIOATE, HEXYL SALICYLATE

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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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