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John Masters Organics Scalp Stimulating Shampoo with Spearmint & Meadowsweet

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the John Masters Organics Scalp Stimulating Shampoo with Spearmint & Meadowsweet product label collected on June 25, 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. EWG's rating for John Masters Organics Scalp Stimulating Shampoo with Spearmint & Meadowsweet is 3.

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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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA OIL* (PEPPERMINT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

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

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF OIL (EUCALYPTUS)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

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

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

Limited

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

Robust

Limited

Limited
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA VIRIDIS LEAF OIL* (SPEARMINT)

None
SPIRAEA ULMARIA (MEADOWSWEET) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: SPIRAEA ULMARIA FLOWER EXTRACT * (MEADOWSWEET)

Limited
ILLICIUM VERUM (ANISE) OIL
Appeared as: ILLICIUM VERUM (ANISE) FRUIT/SEED OIL

Limited
MENTHA ARVENSIS (WILD MINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA ARVENSIS LEAF OIL

Limited
GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS (WINTERGREEN) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS LEAF OIL* (WINTERGREEN)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
CELERY EXTRACT
Appeared as: APIUM GRAVEOLENS (CELERY) SEED EXTRACT

None
LACTOBACILLUS/ PUNICA GRANATUM FRUIT FERMENT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/PUNICA GRANATUM FRUIT FERMENT EXTRACT (POMEGRANATE)

Limited
CAPSICUM FRUTESCENS (CAYENNE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAPSICUM FRUTESCENS FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

None

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL* (SUNFLOWER)

Limited

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL* (JOJOBA)

Fair

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B-5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

Limited
CARAMEL COLOR
Appeared as: CARAMEL

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera)*, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Water, Sodium Levulinate, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil*, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract (Meadowsweet)*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit/Seed Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Oil*, Apium Graveolens (Celery) Seed Extract, Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract (Pomegranate), Capsicum Frutescens Fruit Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Smithsonite Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil (Eucalyptus), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Panthenol (Vitamin B-5), Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Oil, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Phytate, Sodium PCA, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caramel, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Limonene

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