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Garnier Nutrisse Level 3 Permanent Creme Hair Color, Dark Golden Brown 43 (Cocoa Bean) (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Garnier Nutrisse Level 3 Permanent Creme Hair Color, Dark Golden Brown 43 (Cocoa Bean) (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 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 Garnier Nutrisse Level 3 Permanent Creme Hair Color, Dark Golden Brown 43 (Cocoa Bean) (old formulation) is 7.

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Data last updated: July 2013

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

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

Fair

• 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)

Good

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

None

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
TERT-BUTYLHYDROQUINONE
Appeared as: TBHQ

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

Limited
PENTASODIUM DTPA
Appeared as: PENTASODIUM PENTETATE

None

Good
TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE
Appeared as: TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE.NUTRISSE COLORANT

• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: GRAPE SEED OIL

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Nutrisse Developer: Water, Hydrogen Peroxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Trideceth-2 Carboxamide Mea, Ceteareth-30, Glycerin, Pentasodium Pentetate, Sodium Stannate, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate.Nutrisse Colorant: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Deceth-3, Propylene Glycol, Laureth-12, Ammonium Hydroxide, Oleth-30, Lauric Acid, Hexadimethrine Chloride, Glycol Distearate, Ethanolamine, P-Aminophenol, Polyquaternium-22, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Fragrance, Pentasodium Pentetate, P-Phenylenediamine, 2-Methylresorcinol, Carbomer, Thiolactic Acid, TBHQ, 2-Methyl-5-Hydroxyethylaminophenol, M-Aminophenol, O-Aminophenol, Resorcinol. Fruit Oil Concentrate: Grape Seed Oil, Fragrance. After Color Conditioner: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Esters, Amodimethicone, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Trideceth-12, Citric Acid, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride, Cetrimonium Chloride.

Directions from packaging:

Important: Haircolor products can cause an allergic reaction which, in certain rare cases, can be serious. Therefore, before you use this product it is necessary to follow these precautions: Do not use if you have already had a reaction to a haircolor product; if you have a sensitive, itchy or damaged scalp. Perform an allergy test with a portion of this product 48 hours before full application (see the instruction sheet). Avoid contact with eyes and skin (other than areas of application). If product gets into eyes, rinse with lukewarm water immediately. Wear gloves provided in kit. Thoroughly rinse hair after application. Do not use for anything other than coloring your hair. Do not use over compound henna or progressive color. Do not inhale or ingest. Keep product out of reach of children. Store between 50 and 80 degrees F. Follow the instructions.

Warnings from packaging:

This product contains ingredients which may cause skin irritation on certain individuals and a preliminary test according to accompanying directions should first be made. This product must not be used for dyeing eyelashes or eyebrows; to do so may cause blindness.

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