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Kristin Ess Signature Gloss Hair Color, Amethyst Stone Deep Rich Purple

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Kristin Ess Signature Gloss Hair Color, Amethyst Stone Deep Rich Purple product label collected on July 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 Kristin Ess Signature Gloss Hair Color, Amethyst Stone Deep Rich Purple is 7.

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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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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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)

Fair

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

Fair
TOLUENEDIAMINE SULFATE, P-
Appeared as: TOLUENE-2,5-DIAMINE SULFATE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Good

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

Good

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
N,N-BIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)-P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE SULFATE
Appeared as: N,N-BIS-P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE SULFATE (2-HYDROXYETHYL)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good

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

Good

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE)

Fair

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

Robust

Limited

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

Limited
DODECANOL
Appeared as: LAURYL ALCOHOL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair
DISODIUM EDTA
Appeared as: DISODIUM ETIDRONATE.

• Enhanced skin absorption

Robust

Fair

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

KRISTIN ESS SIGNATURE GLOSS TONER: WATER, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE, OLEYL ALCOHOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, LAURYL ALCOHOL, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, COCAMIDE MIPA, DECETH-4, PPG-2 BUTYL ETHER, ETHANOLAMINE, TOLUENE-2,5-DIAMINE SULFATE, SODIUM SULFITE, FRAGRANCE, 4-AMINO-2-HYDROXYTOLUENE, CETETH-10 PHOSPHATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, DICETYL PHOSPHATE, DISODIUM EDTA, 2-METHYL-5-HYDROXYETHYLAMINOPHENOL, N,N-BIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)-P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE SULFATE, 1-NAPHTHOL, DISODIUM ETIDRONATE. KRISTIN ESS SIGNATURE GLOSS ACTIVATOR: WATER, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, PHOSPHORIC ACID.

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