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Doo Gro Stimulating Growth Oil (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Doo Gro Stimulating Growth Oil (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 2016 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 Doo Gro Stimulating Growth Oil (2016 formulation) is 7.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair
D&C YELLOW NO. 11 (CI 47000)
Appeared as: D&C YELLOW 11

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good
RETINAL
Appeared as: RETINAL (VITAMIN A)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
VITAMIN D2
Appeared as: ERGOCALCIFEROL (VITAMIN D2) (VITAMIN D)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair
D&C RED NO. 17 (CI 26100)
Appeared as: D&C RED 17

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILA RECUITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM)

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

Limited

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

Limited
LIMNANTHES VERSICOLOR (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: MEADOWFOAM SEED OIL

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: SHEA BUTTER (BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII)

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (NATURAL VITAMIN E) (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS (GOLDENSEAL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: GOLDENSEED EXTRACT

Limited
HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HOPS EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

None

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA (CALENDULA OFFICINALIS) FLOWER EXTRACT

Fair
LAWSONIA INERMIS (HENNA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HENNA EXTRACT

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

Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HORSETAIL PLANT EXTRACT

Fair
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SAFFLOWER (CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS) OIL

Limited

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:

Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Retinal (Vitamin A), Ergocalciferol (Vitamin D2) (Vitamin D), Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E) (Vitamin E), Chamomila Recuita (Matricaria) Extract, Goldenseed Extract, Hops Extract, Soap Bark Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil, Cherry Bark Extract, Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) Flower Extract, Henna Extract, Horsetail Plant Extract, Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Oil, Lanolin Oil, Propylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum), D&C Yellow 11, D&C Red 17

Directions from packaging:

Easy to Use! On damp or dry hair, apply directly to hair and scalp. Massage gently. Do not rinse out. Style as usual. Use daily or as often as needed. Hot Oil: After shampooing, liberally apply to hair and scalp. Massage gently. Cover hair with a plastic cap. Leave on for 5-15 minutes. Rinse well (lightly shampoo if necessary). Style as usual.

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