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Dark & Lovely Fade-Resistant Rich Conditioning Color Permanent Hair Color, 386 Brown Sugar (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dark & Lovely Fade-Resistant Rich Conditioning Color Permanent Hair Color, 386 Brown Sugar (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 Dark & Lovely Fade-Resistant Rich Conditioning Color Permanent Hair Color, 386 Brown Sugar (old formulation) is 8.

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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_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Good

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

Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE/PARFUM

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
MURASAKI401
Appeared as: EXT VIOLET 2/CI 60730

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

Good

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

Limited

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

Good

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)

Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5
Appeared as: YELLOW 5/CI 19140

• Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
SD ALCOHOL 1
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

None

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• 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

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN OIL
Appeared as: RICE BRAN OIL/ORYZA SATIVA

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

Limited

• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
PENTASODIUM DTPA
Appeared as: PENTASODIUM PENTETATE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)

None

Good

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

None

None

Fair

None

Fair

Limited

None

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

Limited

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS GEL

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

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: MINERAL OIL/PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-37
Appeared as: POLQUATERNIUM-37

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Maximum Moisturizing Developer Creme: Water/Aqua, Hydrogen Peroxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Trideceth-2 Carboxamide MEA, Ceteareth-30, Glycerin, Pentasodium Pentetate, Sodium Stannate, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate. Maximum Moisturizing Permanent Shampoo-In Hair Colour: Water/Aqua, Trideceth-2 Carboxamide MEA, Propylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, PEG-2 Oleamine, Oleyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-2 Oleyl Ether, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleyl Ether, Alcohol Denat., Ammonium Hydroxide, Oleic Acid, Sodium Diethylaminopropyl Cocoaspartamide, Ethanolamine, Fragrance/Parfum, P-Aminophenol, Pentasodium Pentetate, Ammonium Acetate, 2-Methylresorcinol, Sodium Metabisulfite, P-Phenylenediamine, Erythorbic Acid, Rice Bran Oil/Oryza Sativa, Phenyl Methyl Pyrazolone, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, 4-Amino-2-Hydroxytoluene, M-Aminophenol, O-Aminophenol. Conditioning Shampoo: Water/Aqua, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide MEA, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Polyquaternium-7, Fragrance/Parfum, Methylparaben, Potassium Sorbate, Glycol Stearate, Polyquaternium-10, Polyquaternium-47, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ext. Violet 2/CI 60730. UltraCholesterol Conditioning Treatment: Water/Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil/Paraffinum Liquidum, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Propylene Glycol, Polquaternium-37, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Fragrance/Parfum, Methylparaben, PPG-1-Trideceth-6, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Yellow 5/CI 19140, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Cholesterol.

Directions from packaging:

Usage Instructions - Important: Hair colour 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 hair colour product; if you have a sensitive, itchy or damaged scalp. Perform an allergy test with a portion of this product 48 hours before application (see 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 the kit. Wait at least two weeks after relaxing or permanent waving hair before applying hair colour. Thoroughly rinse hair after application. Do not use for anything other than colouring your hair. Do not use over henna or progressive colour. Do not inhale or ingest. Keep product out of the reach of children. Store between 50 and 80 degrees F. Read and follow the instructions carefully prior to use.

Warnings from packaging:

This product contains ingredients which may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction on certain individuals and a preliminary test according to accompanying directions, should be performed before applying colour. This product must not be used for dyeing the eyelashes or eyebrows; to do so may cause blindness.

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