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Product score: 07

Data Availability:

Limited

L'oreal Paris Superior Preference Fade Defying Color + Shine System Permanent Hair Color, Natural Blonde 9

L'oreal Paris Superior Preference Fade Defying Color + Shine System Permanent Hair Color, Natural Blonde 9

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CATEGORY

Hair Color And Bleaching

BRAND

L'Oreal Paris

DATA LAST UPDATED

March 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    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: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 04
TRIDECETH-2 CARBOXAMIDE MEA
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, foam boosting, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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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: 01
HEXYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, emulsifying, perfuming, skin conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-2 OLEAMINE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - foam booster, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYGLYCERYL-4 OLEYL ETHER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 05
AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
OLEYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, solvent, viscosity increasingagent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming, antimicrobial, astringent, masking, solvent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYGLYCERYL-2 OLEYL ETHER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
OLEIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - cleansing agentsurfactant-cleansing agent is included as a function for the soap form of oleic acid., emollient, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM DIETHYLAMINOPROPYL COCOASPARTAMIDE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, hair conditioning, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
PENTASODIUM DTPA
Appeared as: PENTASODIUM PENTETATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating
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Ingredient score: 01
AMMONIUM ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) buffering agent, buffering
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Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM/FRAGRANCE
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: 04
SODIUM METABISULFITE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, reducing agent, preservative, reducing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
ERYTHORBIC ACID
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient
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Ingredient score: 07
RESORCINOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antiacne agent, denaturant, external analgesic, fragrance ingredient, hair colorant, hair dyeing, masking
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 06
P-AMINOPHENOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 10
P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 05
ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 05
EUGENOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 05
M-AMINOPHENOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
LINALOOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, deodorant, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
CITRONELLOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
HYDROXYPROPYL BIS(N-HYDROXYETHYL-P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE) HCL
Appeared as: HYDROXYPROPYL BIS HCL (N-HYDROXYETHYL-P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredients from packaging:

COLOR GEL: AQUA/WATER/EAU, TRIDECETH-2 CARBOXAMIDE MEA, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, PEG-2 OLEAMINE, POLYGLYCERYL-4 OLEYL ETHER, AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE, OLEYL ALCOHOL, ALCOHOL DENAT., POLYGLYCERYL-2 OLEYL ETHER, OLEIC ACID, SODIUM DIETHYLAMINOPROPYL COCOASPARTAMIDE, PENTASODIUM PENTETATE, AMMONIUM ACETATE, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, SODIUM METABISULFITE, ERYTHORBIC ACID, RESORCINOL, P-AMINOPHENOL, P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, EUGENOL, M-AMINOPHENOL, LINALOOL, CITRONELLOL, HYDROXYPROPYL BIS(N-HYDROXYETHYL-P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE) HCL

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: Companies That Do Test on Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, has identified companies that "either test on animals or pay a laboratory to conduct tests on animals."

LEARN MORE ON PETA.ORG

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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