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Product score: 07

Data Availability:

Limited

Queen Helene Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream

Queen Helene Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream

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CATEGORY

Hair Styling Aide
Styling Gel/Lotion

BRAND

Queen Helene

DATA LAST UPDATED

December 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • MODERATE
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    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: 09
PROPYLPARABEN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 06
FD&C RED NO. 40 (CI 16035)
Appeared as: RED 40 (CI 16035)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Contamination concerns (MERCURY, 6-METHOXY-M-TOLUIDINE, ANILINE, and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredient score: 06
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredient score: 05
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
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Ingredient score: 05
BENZYL SALICYLATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, ultraviolet light absorber, masking, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
METHYLPARABEN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 (CI 15985)
Appeared as: YELLOW 6 (CI 15985)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredient score: 03
CETETH-24
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioningagent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, emulsifying, foaming, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CHOLETH-24
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER/EAU)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
STEARYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - foambooster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, masking, opacifying, refatting, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (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
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM (MINERAL OIL/HUILE MIN?RALE)
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, solvent, antistatic, emollient, perfuming, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
LANOLIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skinprotectant, surfactant - emulsifying agent, antistatic, emollient, emulsifying, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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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
D&C RED NO. 33 (CI 17200)
Appeared as: RED 33 (CI 17200)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE)
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Ingredients from packaging:

AQUA (WATER/EAU), STEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM (MINERAL OIL/HUILE MIN?RALE), SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, LANOLIN, CETETH-24, CHOLETH-24(1), DISODIUM EDTA, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, DIAZOLIDINYL UREA, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, BENZYL SALICYLATE, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), RED 33 (CI 17200), RED 40 (CI 16035), YELLOW 5 (CI 19140), YELLOW 6 (CI 15985)

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.


PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

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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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