I can tell you right away that Honest Shampoo and Wash is safer than a lot of shampoos. So if you recently switched from a shampoo scented with artificial fragrance, colored with petroleum dyes, and containing carcinogenic ingredients to Honest Shampoo and Body Wash, give yourself a pat on the back.
However, I do not recommend using the Honest Shampoo and Body Wash as a body wash, especially on the babies. Read on to find out why. I accessed these ingredients in January of If you are reading this much later, click on the link and make sure that the ingredients are still the same. In the spirit of saving you time, we will go over three building blocks of a typical shampoo: surfactants, conditioners, and preservatives.
These are the groups of ingredients that normally have some concerns. Every shampoo, with very few exceptions, lathers. The ingredients that produce lather are called surfactants. They are normally listed at the beginning of the ingredient list. Some surfactants have health concerns. Others have not been sufficiently studied for safety or studied at all. Under these circumstances, the EWG assumes that the ingredient is safe, something I do not Gayatri Trading Company Ahmedabad. In other words, if you use the Skin Deep database, pay attention to data availability.
I also always check whether the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel issued a report on the ingredient I am researching and whether there are independent studies that have not been mentioned in the report. The reason I can do that is that it is my full-time occupation. Please subscribe to my weekly emails to make your life easier. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel has not reviewed it, and I have not found any independent scientific studies on it, no information at all.
It is the sodium salt of the coconut fatty acid amide of N — methyltaurine. And the Skin Deep database has not been updated to reflect that now there is some safety data. Here are the main points of the report:.
Other than this CIR report, I have not found any other information on it. All in all, I believe that it is one of the safer surfactants. Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine is rated 1 with limited data on the Skin Deep database.
However, I do not agree with their rating. Like cocamidopropyl betainecocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine has a sensitization potential mainly due to the impurity shared by both.
This is another surfactant with no data at all, and is not even listed in the Skin Deep Database. Zoho Company In Potheri have not found any independent studies either. This is a glucoside family surfactant. The glucoside is mild and only slightly irritating to the eyes.
But the CIR Expert Panel indicates that there is a low potential for dermal irritation, and products should be formulated to reduce risks of irritation. However, considering the alternatives, I believe that it is still one of the safest surfactants.
This is another Fitzgerald Hartley Company that has no safety data.
It is a disodium salt of the ester of citric acid and coco-glucoside. Since its components have data, we can assume that it is okay. According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Panellike lauryl glucoside discussed above, coco-glucoside is safe when the product in which it is Jarrell Company Appliances is formulated to be non-irritating. Here we will skip botanical conditioners and talk about synthetic conditioners since they are the ones that may have health concerns.
As with surfactants, normally these coating agents have little or no safety data about them. Initially, it is derived from beans. But there is a synthetic part to it. Inthe Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel reviewed data pertaining to g uar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride and its relatives called galactomannans. It was 5g Company Stocks that guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride was not genotoxic.
While there is no data on the risks of cancer, birth defects, allergic reactions, and endocrine disruption per se, the Panel determined that the data on its relatives is enough to Alfredo Company that guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride is safe, too. In short, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride does not have enough health data to determine its safety.
The good news is that its molecules are too big to penetrate the skin. From my study of numerous shampoos, I can say that guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride is a very common ingredient included in the safest shampoos. Despite its common use, I have not found any reported cases of allergic reactions in the medical literature. In conclusion, I believe it is okay to use guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride. It also helps control frizz and has an antistatic function.
In other words, it is okay to use the Honest Shampoo and Body Wash as a shampoo but I would warn against its use as a body wash, especially for babies. Plus, as we discussed above, there are surfactants that either lack data or may cause irritation. We can usually see if a product is moldy. Unfortunately, bacteria are not visible to the human eye. The Honest Company uses four preservatives that Honest Company Shampoo Ewg protect the product from growing mold and bacteria.
This is an amino acid derived from coconut oil. Amino acids are organic compounds that are essential building blocks of life. The CIR Panel has not rated Merisant Company for safety yet. While it sounds innocent, apparently it is possible to have an allergic reaction to it.
It is rated 1 with limited data in the Skin Deep database. Inthe CIR Panel reviewed the safety data and determined that it is not genotoxic, and does not have irritation or sensitization potential, even in high concentrations. This report prepared for the Environmental Defense Fund passes caprylyl glycol on all criteria as a safer chemical. The other preservative, sodium benzoateis rated 3 in the Skin Deep database. I do not have information how much is used in the Honest Shampoo and Body Wash.
Considering the alternatives, in my opinion, sodium benzoate is one of the safer preservatives. In thethe CIR Panel issued a report and determined that it has no sensitization potential.
As you can see, Honest Shampoo and Body Wash has no obvious red flags. I believe it is one of the safest shampoos. Check out what position it takes among other brands on my Shampoo and Conditioner Rating Lists. Thus, as a shampoo for adults and kids who have long hair and actually need chemicals for their hair to look good, I believe it is a good option.
However, I do not recommend using the Honest Shampoo and Body Wash as a body wash, especially for babies. Imagine looking at the ingredients of any shampoo, conditioner, lotion, or cream and in a matter of seconds being able to decide if it is safe to use!
With this easy unprecendented method, you will be able to spot Honest Company Shampoo Ewg harmful personal care or skincare products that may cause irritation, an allergic reaction, or increase the risk of endocrine disruption or cancer. Oleic acid is a fatty acid, also known as Omega 9. Not harmful at all, it is found in oils like olive oil. If you have ever gotten oil in your eyes, you know it is definitely an eye irritant!
I cant imagine why it would be considered an environmental toxin, though…. I checked with the Canada Domestic Substance List and oleic acid is not listed as an environmental toxin. I am not sure why the Skin Deep database says that Canada Domestic Substance List has it as a suspected environmental toxin. I will email the EWG about that. Thank you, Macy, for your help. I started using this about a week or so ago and I really love this product, however, I have started to develop itchiness all over my body and even rash like redness where I have not been itching and I am not sure if it is from this product or not.
Any suggestions? I was using Dove unscented body wash for years up until this product, should I just go back to that? Hi Jes, how do you feel about bar soap?
In my research, I found that they are the best for your health and for the environment. The ones I use and recommend are made with organic plant oil — so good for your skin! Check out my list here. Let me know what you think. She has been dealing with a irritating rash for the past Gs Company Kuwait and a half and I think I finally realized it could be this soap. I feel terrible for using a product that has made her so uncomfortable.
Do you have any recommendations for baby wash? Hi, Amanda! I would switch to true castile bar soap by Valenti Organics. How do you feel about using bar soap instead of liquid wash? This is what I have been using for my son and never had to use any moisturizer. You can read about the soap here as well as about other options. I hope your daughter will feel better soon!
Thank you so much for your quick response!
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