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Acure Color Wellness Unicorn Shimmer Shampoo

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Acure Color Wellness Unicorn Shimmer Shampoo product label collected on February 04, 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 Acure Color Wellness Unicorn Shimmer Shampoo is 3.

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Data last updated: February 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL

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

Limited

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

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA FRUIT EXTRACT* (ROSEHIP)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT* (MATRICARIA)

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

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

None

None

Limited
SODIUM COCOYL AMINO ACIDS
Appeared as: SODIUM COCOYL

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE
Appeared as: GLUTAMATE

• Use restrictions (low)

Good

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

Limited

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Limited
CYMBOPOGON MARTINI OIL
Appeared as: CYMBOPOGON MARTINI (PALMAROSA) OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

Robust
SILICA, CRYSTALLINE (QUARTZ)
Appeared as: QUARTZ

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

Limited

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

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

Limited
EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: EUTERPE OLERACEA FRUIT EXTRACT* (ACAI)

Limited
RUBUS FRUTICOSUS (BLACKBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: RUBUS FRUTICOSUS FRUIT EXTRACT* (BLACKBERRY)

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

Limited
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ASPALATHUS LINEARIS LEAF EXTRACT* (ROOIBOS)

Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PUNICA GRANATUM EXTRACT (POMEGRANATE) JUICE

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.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

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:

WATER (AQUA), COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, SODIUM LAUROYL METHYL, ISETHIONATE, BETAINE, GLYCERIN, SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE, COCOGLUCOSIDES HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM COCOYL, GLUTAMATE , TITANIUM DIOXIDE, LEVULINIC ACID, MICA, GUAR, HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE , POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM LEVULINATE, SILICA, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, CYMBOPOGON MARTINI (PALMAROSA) OIL, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL, ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER OIL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, CITRIC ACID, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER SEED EXTRACT), ALETRIS FARINOSA ROOT (TRUE UNICORN) EXTRACT , QUARTZ , ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER WATER, UBIQUINONE, TOCOPHEROL, ALCOHOL, EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT*, RUBUS FRUTICOSUS (BLACKBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT*, PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT*, ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) FRUIT EXTRACT*, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT*, CHAMOMILLA, RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT*, ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) LEAF EXTRACT*

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