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Wellnesse Smoothing Shampoo for Wavy, Curly Hair, Coconut & Verbena Leaf

EWG scientists reviewed the Wellnesse Smoothing Shampoo for Wavy, Curly Hair, Coconut & Verbena Leaf product label collected on June 23, 2021 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. Wellnesse Smoothing Shampoo for Wavy, Curly Hair, Coconut & Verbena Leaf is EWG VERIFIED™.

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Data last updated: June 2021

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVENDER DISTILLATE (LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Robust

None

Good

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

None

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Robust

None

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) WATER
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA WATER (COCONUT)

Limited
VERBENA OFFICINALIS (VERVAIN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: VERBENA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

None

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE) LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

None
LACTOBACILLUS/ SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM FRUIT FERMENT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/TOMATO FRUIT FERMENT EXTRACT

None

Fair

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

None

None

Limited

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

None

Good

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair

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.

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.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Sodium Olefin Sulfonate, Glycerin, Sorbitan Oleate Decylglucoside Crosspolymer, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Lauryl Glucoside, Panthenol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Verbena Officinalis Extract, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Distillate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Lactobacillus/Tomato Fruit Ferment Extract, Keratin Amino Acids, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Acyl Coenzyme A Desaturase, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Levulinate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Sodium Anisate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate

Directions from packaging:

: Massage into roots and rinse through ends. Follow with Wellnesse Enriching Conditioner for Wavy, Curly Hair.

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