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Vernon Francois Shampoo, Pure-Fro

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Vernon Francois Shampoo, Pure-Fro product label collected on October 02, 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 Vernon Francois Shampoo, Pure-Fro is 5.

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

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

None

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

Limited

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

Fair
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
PINUS STROBUS (WHITE PINE) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: PINUS STROBUS BARK EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
SODIUM METHYL OLEYL TAURATE
Appeared as: SODIUM METHYL OLEOYL TAURATE

Limited

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

Limited
ALGAE/ SEAWEED/ KELP EXTRACT (SPECIES UNSPECIFIED)
Appeared as: FURCELLARIA LUMBRICALIS EXTRACT

None
CAMPANULA ROTUNDIFLOLIA (HAREBELL) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: SPATHODEA CAMPANULATA FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Limited
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA (CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA EXTRACT

Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA-URSI (BEARBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA-URSI LEAF EXTRACT

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

None

None
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL DIBENZOATE
Appeared as: PROPYLENE GLYCOL DIBENZOATE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate, Lauryl Glucoside, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Furcellaria Lumbricalis Extract, Spathodea Campanulata Flower Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi Leaf Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Pinus Strobus Bark Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Keratin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-10, PEG-150 Distearate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glycol Distearate, Lauryl Lactate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

Directions from packaging:

Wet your hair and work the shampoo into your scalp. Rinse thoroughly. For best results use with the PURE~FRO Conditioner and follow with PURE~FRO Moisture Spray.

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