Find products and ingredients Learn how Skin Deep® works Meet our experts Discover EWG VERIFIED®
Product score: 03

Data Availability:

Limited

Alba Botanica Repair & Refresh Shampoo, Ocean Surf

Alba Botanica Repair & Refresh Shampoo, Ocean Surf

WHERE TO BUY

When you make a purchase through retailer links on our site, we may earn commission through affiliate programs. All affiliate fees EWG receives support our nonprofit mission. Learn more here

CATEGORY

Shampoo

BRAND

Alba Botanica

DATA LAST UPDATED

November 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)
Data Availability: Robust
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) solvent
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE (1)
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, cleansing, foam boosting, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, hair conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
ALGAE/ SEAWEED/ KELP EXTRACT (SPECIES UNSPECIFIED)
Appeared as: ALGAE EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
CHENOPODIUM QUINOA SEED
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) abrasive, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA EXTRACT
Appeared as: MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA EXTRACT (KELP)
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) not reported, viscosity controlling
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
ULVA LACTUCA (SEA LETTUCE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ULVA LACTUCA EXTRACT (SEA LETTUCE)
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning, skin protecting
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
AMYRIS BALSAMIFERA (WEST INDIAN ROSEWOOD) BARK OIL
Appeared as: AMYRIS BALSAMIFERA BARK OIL
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
JUNIPERUS MEXICANA OIL
Appeared as: JUNIPERUS MEXICANA (CEDAR) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 04
ABIES SIBIRICA (SIBERIAN FIR) OIL
Appeared as: ABIES SIBIRICA (FIR NEEDLE) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
FERULA GALBANIFLUA (FERULA GUMMOSA) RESIN OIL
Appeared as: FERULA GALBANIFLUA (GALBANUM) RESIN OIL
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, antimicrobial, perfuming, tonic
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, emollient
CONCERNS • Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 06
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
PANTHENOL
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, film forming, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
SEA SALT
Data Availability: Robust
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) abrasive, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, bulking, masking, oral care, viscosity controlling
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Robust
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, oral care agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
SUCROSE LAURATE
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning, surfactant
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL (1)
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) antifoaming, antimicrobial, astringent, masking, solvent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 05
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) external analgesic, fragrance ingredient, oral health care drug, preservative, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent, masking, solvent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER (AQUA), ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE (1), COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE, GLYCERIN, SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE, ALGAE EXTRACT, CHENOPODIUM QUINOA SEED(1), MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA (KELP) EXTRACT(1), ULVA LACTUCA (SEA LETTUCE) EXTRACT(1), AMYRIS BALSAMIFERA BARK OIL, JUNIPERUS MEXICANA (CEDAR) OIL, ABIES SIBIRICA (FIR NEEDLE) OIL, FERULA GALBANIFLUA (GALBANUM) RESIN OIL, LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) OIL, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL, PANTHENOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CITRIC ACID, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, SEA SALT, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SUCROSE LAURATE, ALCOHOL(1), BENZYL ALCOHOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, LIMONENE, LINALOOL

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.


PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

LEARN MORE ON PETA.ORG

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.

LEARN MORE ON LEAPINGBUNNY.ORG

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

Score legend

Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

NONE LIMITED FAIR GOOD ROBUST
Low Availability
Moderate Availability
High Availability

More shampoo

VIEW ALL shampoo
Skindeep Healthy Living App

EWG research
on the go

Find personal care, cleaning, and food products on the EWG Healthy Living app.

DOWNLOAD THE APP