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Frederick Benjamin Shampoo

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Frederick Benjamin Shampoo product label collected on October 06, 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 Frederick Benjamin Shampoo is 3.

Data last updated: October 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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) STARCH
Appeared as: TRITICUM VULGARE STARCH (WHEAT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

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

None
COCAMIDE MEA
Appeared as: COCAMIDE MEA (COCONUT FATTY ACID)

• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

None
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

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.

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, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate, Lauryl glucoside, Cocamide mea (Coconut fatty acid), Glycol distearate, Dimethicone, Stearamidopropyl dimethylamine, Mentha viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Menthol, Hydrolyzed wheat protein, triticum vulgare (Wheat) Starch, Polyquaternium-10, Citric Acid, Disodium edta, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil

Directions from packaging:

Wet hair using warm water. Massage a quarter size of product onto the scalp and hair. After 1 to 2 minutes, rinse well. Always follow with Conditioner. Frequency: 2x week (more only if you sweat excessively or are exposed to chlorine from swimming)

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