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Data last updated:
September 2013

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Herbal Essences Deep Red Color Me Vibrant Hair Dye (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Herbal Essences Deep Red Color Me Vibrant Hair Dye (old formulation) 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 Herbal Essences Deep Red Color Me Vibrant Hair Dye (old formulation) is 10.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEMiscellaneous, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
RESORCINOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
1-NAPHTHOLUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Fair
P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE
P-PHENYLENEDIMAINE
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Fair
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONEUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
ETHANOLAMINEUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
P-AMINOPHENOLOccupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Fair
4-AMINO-2-HYDROXYTOLUENEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
HYDROGEN PEROXIDEOccupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SOYTRIMONIUM CHLORIDEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
PEG-75 LANOLINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATE-60Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
OLETH-5Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
FD&C YELLOW 5Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
OLETH-10Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
CETEARETH-20Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
FD&C GREEN 3Use restrictions
Data: Fair
1-HYDROXYETHYL-4,5-DIAMINO PYRAZOLE SULFATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF
Use restrictions, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OLETH-2Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
DICETYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDEAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ACRYLATES COPOLYMERUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: Limited
ETIDRONIC ACID
ETRIDRONIC ACID
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ETHOXYDIGLYCOLUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SODIUM SULFITEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
NUTMEG EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEINNone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (RED CLOVER) EXTRACT
TRIFOLIUM PARATENSE (CLOVER) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
VERBENA OFFICINALIS (VERVAIN) EXTRACT
VERBENA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
AMODIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
DILINOLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
OLEAMIDE MIPAEcotoxicology
Data: None
STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE
STEARAMIDOPROPY DIMETHYLAMINE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLUTAMIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
OLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
HEXYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT EXTRACT
ROSA CANINA FRUIT EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
C11-15 PARETH-9Use restrictions
Data: None
C12-15 PARETH-3Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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