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Gaia Skincare Awakening Conditioner

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Gaia Skincare Awakening Conditioner product label collected on August 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 Gaia Skincare Awakening Conditioner is 3.

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Data last updated: August 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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (PETITGRAIN) OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair
CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: CETYL TRIMETHYL AMMONIUM CHLORIDE

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

Limited
PELAGONIUM GRAVEOLENS OIL
Appeared as: PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) OIL

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

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

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS RETICULATA (TANGERINE) OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE
Appeared as: SODIUM STEROYL LACTYLATE

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Fair

Fair

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

Limited
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS PARADISII (GRAPEFRUIT) OIL

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) OIL

None
RAVENSARA AROMATICA OIL
Appeared as: RAVENSARA AROMATICA (RAVENSARA) OIL

Limited
CYMBOPOGON (LEMON GRASS) OIL
Appeared as: CYMBOPOGON FLEXUOSUS (LEMONGRASS) OIL

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:

Aqua, Cetyl trimethyl ammonium chloride, Glycerin, Cetyl alcohol, Sodium steroyl lactylate, Glyceryl stearate, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, Benzyl alcohol, Dehydroacetic acid, Tocopherol, *Sesamum indicum (sesame) oil, *Achillea millefolium extract, Citrus paradisii (grapefruit) oil, *Citrus reticulata (tangerine) oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) oil, Pelargonium graveolens (geranium) oil, *Mentha piperata (peppermint) oil, Ravensara aromatica (ravensara) oil, Citrus aurantium amara (petitgrain) oil, *Cymbopogon flexuosus (lemongrass) oil , **Limonene, **Linalool, **Geraniol.

Directions from packaging:

Apply sufficient conditioner to damp, clean hair, paying special attention to the ends. Leave for 1-2 minutes to deeply penetrate the hair shaft & then rinse off. For optimum results, use after shampooing with the Gaia shampoo. For extra softness the conditioner can be left on for up to 10 minutes.

Warnings from packaging:

Suitable for use in pregnancy. Nut free.

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