Want to Know What’s in YOUR baby’s Shampoo?

Here’s a peek at what’s in one of the leading baby shampoos on the market:
(The following information is from the Environmental Working Group’s cosmetic database)

    JOHNSON & JOHNSON JOHNSON’S BABY SHAMPOO, ORIGINAL

SCORE
4
moderate hazard (out of 10)

BETTER PRODUCTS
66% of baby shampoos have lower concerns

Ingredients in this product are linked to:
Cancer
Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Violations, Restrictions & Warnings
Allergies/immunotoxicity
Other concerns for ingredients used in this product:
Neurotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns

This manufacturer:
Compact for Safe Cosmetics signer
Conducts animal testing

Ingredients from packaging: WATER, PEG-80 SORBITAN LAURATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, SODIUM TRIDECETH SULFATE, GLYCERIN, LAUROAMPHOGLYCINATE, PEG-150 DISTEARATE, SODIUM LAURETH-13 CARBOXYLATE, FRAGRANCE, POLYQUATERNIUM-10, TETRASODIUM EDTA, QUATERNIUM-15, CITRIC ACID, D&C YELLOW 10, D&C ORANGE 4.

Directions from packaging: Wet hair, apply shampoo, lather, and rinse,Repeat.

Warnings from packaging: Keep out of reach of young children.

score data gap concerns (aka, what it’s linked to)
FRAGRANCE 8 100% Neurotoxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous
QUATERNIUM-15 6 62% Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
PEG-80 SORBITAN LAURATE 5 78% Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE 5 63% Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
D&C ORANGE 4 2 84% Developmental/reproductive toxicity
CITRIC ACID 4 78% Violations, Restrictions & Warnings, Neurotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
PEG-150 DISTEARATE 3 91% Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
D&C YELLOW 10 1 90% none identified
POLYQUATERNIUM-10 2 99% Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
GLYCERIN 2 70% Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
TETRASODIUM EDTA 1 90% Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Enhanced skin absorption
SODIUM LAURETH-13 CARBOXYLATE 0 100% none identified
SODIUM TRIDECETH SULFATE 0 100% none identified
SODIUM LAUROAMPHOACETATE
LAUROAMPHOGLYCINATE 0 99% none identified
WATER 0 0% innocuous

Want to look up OTHER brands and products, including makeup and nail polish?
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http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/special/parentsguide/#p_body_wash

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