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Mielle Detangling Conditioner, Sacha Inchi

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Mielle Detangling Conditioner, Sacha Inchi product label collected on December 23, 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 Mielle Detangling Conditioner, Sacha Inchi is 2.

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Data last updated: December 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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

• 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)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Robust

None
PLUKENETIA VOLUBILIS SEED OIL
Appeared as: PLUKENETIA VOLUBIS OIL* (SACHA INCHI)

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: VITIS VINIFERA SEED OIL* (GRAPE)

Limited

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

None

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

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:

Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*,Glycerin*, Honey*, Plukenetia Volubis (Sacha Inchi) Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Stearalkonium Chloride, Acrylates Copolymer, Polysorbate 20, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Methyl Gluceth-10, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol

Directions from packaging:

After shampooing apply to clean damp hair, let sit for 15 minutes for an intense treatment. Use after washing with Mielle s Sacha Inchi Cleansing Shampoo to condition and aid in detangling. Gently part into sections and saturate the hair with the Detangling Conditioner before combing or brushing to detangle the little one s hair. Do not rinse.

Warnings from packaging:

Ingredients Warnings: Avoid contact with eyes. If eye contact occurs, rinse with water. Hair flammable. Flammability is increased when wearing leave-on products of this type. Keep hair away from sparks, flames or lit tobacco products at all times. For external use only. If ingested, contact a medical professional. To be applied by adults only. Keep out of reach of children. Contains oils derived from nuts. Avoid contact if there are known nut allergies.

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