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Public Goods Conditioner

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Public Goods Conditioner product label collected on October 29, 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 Public Goods Conditioner is 4.

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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: NATURAL FRAGRANCE (MADE FROM A REFRESHING BLEND OF ESSENTIAL OILS INCLUDING ORANGE; GERANIUM; CINNAMON; MANDARIN; NUTMEG; PETITGRAIN; ROSEWOOD; CELERY SEED; GRAPEFRUIT; VETIVER)

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

Fair
CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: CETYL TRIMETHYL AMMONIUM CHLORIDE (FROM VEGETABLE OILS)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Appeared as: PROPYLENE GLYCOL (A HUMECTANT)

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

Limited
DIMETHICONE
Appeared as: DIMETHICONE (A SKIN PROTECTANT)

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

Good
BENZOIC ACID
Appeared as: BENZOIC ACID (A NATURAL DERIVED FROM THE BENZOIN TREE)

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

Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Appeared as: POTASSIUM SORBATE (A FOOD GRADE)

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

Robust

Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: CETYL ALCOHOL (FROM PALM)

• 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, cetyl alcohol (from palm), propylene glycol (a humectant), cetyl trimethyl ammonium chloride (from vegetable oils), dimethicone (a skin protectant), natural fragrance (made from a refreshing blend of essential oils including orange, geranium, cinnamon, mandarin, nutmeg, petitgrain, rosewood, celery seed, grapefruit and vetiver), phenoxyethanol (a preservative), benzoic acid (a natural preservative derived from the benzoin tree), potassium sorbate (a food grade preservative).

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