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Ecklonia Radiata Extract (Australian Sea Kelp)

WHAT IS IT: Ecklonia Radiata Extract is Australian Sea Kelp, a highly prized seaweed often used in hair care products.   It has a score of 0 (the lower the better) at EWG.com.  Its also NOT found on GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals.

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Aminomethyl Propanol

WHAT IS IT: Aminomethyl Propanol and Aminomethyl Propanediol are alkanolamines, which means that these compounds have both a hydroxyl group (-OH) and an amino group (NH2).  It has a score of 2 (Low Hazard) at EWG.org.

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Butylene Glycol

Butylene Glycol: Butylene glycol (1.3-Butanediol) is a small “organic” (petroleum based) alcohol used as solvent and conditioning agent.

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Ceteth-2

 

Ceteth-2 is a polyethylene glycol ether of Cetyl Alcohol (q.v.).

WHAT’S IT FOR: Surfactant – Emulsifying Agent

SCORE at EWG: 3 (the lower, the better)

FOUND IN: Conditioner, Exfoliant, AntiAging, Eye cream, Facial cleansers and in at least 19 different products