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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

Limited

Frederick Benjamin Conditioner

CATEGORY

Conditioner

BRAND

Frederick Benjamin

DATA LAST UPDATED

October 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 07
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 06
DMDM HYDANTOIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
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Ingredient score: 05
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, preservative
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, cosmetic biocide, surfactant - emulsifying agent, antimicrobial, antistatic, emulsifying, preservative, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) FLOWER OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, antifoaming, emollient, skin conditioning, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
POLYQUATERNIUM-32
Appeared as: POLYQUATERNUM 32
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, film former, hair fixative, antistatic, film forming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
QUATERNIUM-18
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, opacifying agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent;surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, masking, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA OIL. (COCONUT)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYQUATERNIUM-10
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, film former, hair fixative, antistatic, film forming
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Ingredient score: 01
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
AMODIMETHICONE
Appeared as: AMODIMETHICONE AND
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent
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Ingredient score: 01
TRIDECETH-12
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
MENTHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, external analgesic, flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, oral health caredrug, masking, refreshing, soothing
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPREARMINT) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 01
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antidandruff, astringent, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, soothing, tonic
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Cetyl alcohol, Glycerin, Behentrimonium chloride, Glyceryl stearate, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil., Quaternium-18, Dimethicone, Polyquaternum 32, Polyquaternium-10, Triticum vulgare (Wheat) germ oil, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet Almond) oil, Amodimethicone and, Cetrimonium Chloride and Trideceth-12, DMDM Hydantoin, Menthol Mentha viridis (Sprearmint) leaf oil, Disodium edta, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) extract, Cannabis sativa (Hemp) seed oil, 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)

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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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