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Kristen Ess Scalp Purifying Micellar Shampoo

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Kristen Ess Scalp Purifying Micellar Shampoo product label collected on July 07, 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 Kristen Ess Scalp Purifying Micellar Shampoo is 4.

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Data last updated: July 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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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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

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

None

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Fair

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

Robust

Limited

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

None

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
SODIUM SALT ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE
Appeared as: TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE

Limited

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None
EQUISETUM HIEMALE EXTRACT
Appeared as: EQUISETUM HYEMALE LEAF/STEM EXTRACT

Limited
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (TASMANIAN BLUE GUM) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF EXTRACT

Limited

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

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

Fair

Limited

Good
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN)
Appeared as: CARRAGEENAN

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Limited

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

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

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, SODIUM LAUROYL METHYL ISETHIONATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, GLYCERIN, OLETH-5, FRAGRANCE, PHENOXYETHANOL, DISTEARETH-100 IPDI, SODIUM LAUROAMPHOACETATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, CITRIC ACID, POLYQUATERNIUM-10, POTASSIUM SORBATE, POLYQUATERNIUM-7, PANTHENOL, TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, HYDROLYZED PEA PROTEIN, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, EQUISETUM HYEMALE LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED RICE PROTEIN, SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, ALGIN, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CARRAGEENAN, CHITOSAN, COCO-GLUCOSIDE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, SORBITAN OLEATE, XANTHAN GUM.

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