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Act + Acre Cold Processed Hair Cleanse

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Act + Acre Cold Processed Hair Cleanse product label collected on July 09, 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 Act + Acre Cold Processed Hair Cleanse is 2.

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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

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)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

None

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

None

None

Limited
AMARANTHUS CAUDATUS (LOVE LIES BLEEDING) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: AMARANTHUS CAUDATUS SEED OIL

Limited
AMYRIS BALSAMIFERA (WEST INDIAN ROSEWOOD) BARK OIL
Appeared as: AMYRIS BALSAMIFERA BARK OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None
AQUILARIA AGALLOCHA OIL
Appeared as: AQUILARIA AGALLOCHA WOOD OIL

Limited

None
CISTUS LADANIFERUS LEAF/ STEM WATER
Appeared as: CISTUS LADANIFERUS LEAF/STEM EXTRACT

None

Limited
ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM (CARDAMOM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM SEED OIL

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Limited
CIS-3-HEXENYL ACETATE
Appeared as: HEXENYL ACETATE

Fair

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

None
IONONE, ALPHA-
Appeared as: IONONE

Limited
JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA (VIRGINIA RED CEDAR) OIL
Appeared as: JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

None

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL
Appeared as: POGOSTEMON CABLIN OIL

Limited

None

None

Fair

None
VIOLA ODORATA EXTRACT
Appeared as: VIOLA ODORATA FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT

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 (Aqua), Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Triethyl Citrate, Sorbitan Oleate Decylglucoside Crosspolymer, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Oil, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Aquilaria Agallocha Wood Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Cistus Ladaniferus Leaf/Stem Extract, Citric Acid, Cocamide Mipa, Dimethyl Heptenal, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil, Gamma-Nonalactone, Glycol Distearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hexenyl Acetate, Hexylene Glycol, Ionone, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Menthyl Ethylamido Oxalate, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Steareth-4, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Vanillin, Viola Odorata Flower/Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum

Directions from packaging:

Shake well before using. Apply a small amount into your hand and add water to emulsify. Starting at the back of the neck working your way to the front adding more product as needed. Leave product for one minute to absorb and remove any excess oil. Rinse and repeat. The second cleanse will give you a much better lather and will leave your scalp feeling cleansed. Suitable for all hair types.

Warnings from packaging:

N/A

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