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Alterna Shampoo
Review: Rating 1.9/10

Rated A Mildly Toxic Hair Care Product in
the Shampoo Category in the
Natural Hair Care Product Review



Cancer Proven
Cancer
Link
Reproductive Toxins
Safety Violation
Penetration Agent
Untested Chemicals
Harmful
Toxins
Animal Tested
Fragrance/
Allergen
Propylene Glycol
Sodium Lauryl
Sulfate
Misleading
Advertising




Introduction

Alterna Shampoo is a mildly toxic hair care product. This product's official name is Alterna White Truffle Luxury Shampoo. The parent company Alterna is a strong advocate of the Free Hemp movement.

Positives?

There is little positive about this product according to the ingredient label. The Alterna White Truffle Luxury Shampoo does not meet any natural ingredient parameter.

In fact, if you were to inject this chemical concoction into someone else's bloodstream you would be locked up. I do not say this lightly, as there are penetration agents, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, DISODIUM EDTA and SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE in this product that enables it to pass into your bloodstream unhindered.


Tested on Animals?

It is not certified organic and it uses synthetic chemicals that have been tested on animals. Alterna outsource's animal testers so as not to get their hands dirty. The fact that it is not certified organic - obviously - means that there is a possibility the product contains G.M.O - genetically modified organisms - and pesticides.


Negatives


The Alterna Shampoo uses many ingredients that have never been tested for safety according to the C.I.R. - Cosmetic Ingredient Review. The chemicals that are certified by the C.I.R have been tested on animals.


Cancer Linkage

This product contains these highly toxic ingredients, Aminomethyl Propanol which has been linked to cancer in animal tests.

Penetration Enhancers

Also present are penetration enhancers: PROPYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, DISODIUM EDTA. These agents work to infiltrate the skin membrane - i.e. penetration enhancer - and in doing so may increase exposures to carcinogens.


Untested Chemicals


Alterna White Truffle Luxury Shampoo contains chemicals that have not been assessed for safety in cosmetic formulas by the C.I.R.

These chemicals are: white truffle (tuber magnatum pico), olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, caviar extract, oenothera biennis (evening primrose) root extract, gardenia florida extract, quillaja saponaria bark extract, olibanum, arnica montana flower extract, urtica dioica (nettle) extract, cassia italica leaf extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, hydrolyzed silk.


Fragrance

Of concern is the vaguely termed, FRAGRANCE. This is an unspecified mixture of potentially hundreds of chemicals commonly used throughout the industry. Some problems caused by these chemicals are headaches, dizziness, rash, violent coughing, vomiting and skin irritation.



Recommendation


My advice is this. Don't fall for these fake "natural looking" products. While the company may advocate a free hemp policy and use some natural ingredients "the proof is still in the pudding."

Their stated beliefs and and chemicals listed on the ingredient label simply don't match up. Stay away from Alterna White Truffle Luxury Shampoo. If you use it now I strongly urge you to throw it in the trash.

Don't fill the coffers of a company that KNOWINGLY uses toxic ingredients in their so called skin care products. Vote with your wallet and maybe Alterna in time will learn not to put their customer's health at risk.

Certified Organic Alternative Shampoo

If you are someone who likes the peace of mind that your natural skin care products are certified organic I would refer you to the top rating herbal shampoo.


Voice Your Opinion!

If you have an opinion or experience with Alterna Shampoo please click on the feedback link. I will include your comments in the NSA Insider Forum.


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In Detail

Natural Ingredient Parameter Rating: (+) 0.0
for Alterna Shampoo Rated by Natural Hair Care Product Review.

Certified Organic
Alterna shampoo is not certified organic by any credible third party body. 0.0
100% Natural Ingredients
No. Alterna Shampoo is not composed of all natural ingredients. See ingredient box below. 0.0
No Synthetic Chemicals
Negative. 0.0
No Animal Testing
Negative 0.0
No Pesticides
Negative 0.0
No G.M.O
Negative 0.0
Cold Formulated
No cold formulation policy is stated on Alterna website. 0.0
Charitable Company
No. 0.0
Total Score 0.0

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Toxic Ingredient Rating: (-) 3.1
for Alterna Shampoo rated by Natural Hair Care Product Review.

Cancer: Proven Link
None 0.0
Cancer: Possible Link
Yes, Aminomethyl Propanol. 0.7
Reproductive Toxins
None 0.0
Safety Violation
None 0.0
Penetration Agents
Yes, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, DISODIUM EDTA 0.5
Untested Chemicals
Yes, white truffle (tuber magnatum pico), olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, caviar extract, oenothera biennis (evening primrose) root extract, gardenia florida extract, quillaja saponaria bark extract, olibanum, arnica montana flower extract, urtica dioica (nettle) extract, cassia italica leaf extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, hydrolyzed silk. 0.5
Harmful Toxins
Yes, Aminomethyl Propanol. 0.5
Animal Tested
Yes 0.3
Propylene Glycol
Yes 0.2
Sodium Lauryl
Sulfate
Yes 0.2
Fragrance
Yes 0.2
Misleading Advertising
No 0.0
Total Score 3.1

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Directions For Use:
Alterna Shampoo
Score
Work into lather, rinse and repeat if necessary.
Default
Natural
Toxic
Total
5.0
0.0+
3.1 -
1.9

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Ingredients As Listed on Package
Alterna Shampoo
aqua, ammonium lauryl sulfate (See SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE), wheat germ amidopropyl betaine, palm kernelamide mea, sodium lauroyl oat aminoacids, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, caprylol glycin, gydrolyzed wheat protein, coco-glucoside, cocos nucifera (coconut) alcohol, glycol distearate, quaternium-75, white truffle (tuber magnatum pico), olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, caviar extract, oenothera biennis (evening primrose) root extract, gardenia florida extract, quillaja saponaria bark extract, olibanum, arnica montana flower extract, urtica dioica (nettle) extract, cassia italica leaf extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, hydrolyzed silk, hydrolyzed pearl, panthenyl ethyl ether, panthenyl hydroxypropyl steardimonium chloride, biotin, polyquaternium-28, dimethicone copolyol, steareth-4, quaternium-75, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, fennel (foeniculum vulgare) extract, saccharomyces (lysate, copper, zinc) ferment, superoxide dismutase, lactoferrin, retinyl palmitate polypeptide, phospholipids, corn oligosaccharides, copper oxidase, n-acetyl methionine, n-acetyl serine, amino acyl transferase, cinnamidopropyltrimonium chloride, undecylenoyl glycin, aminomethyl propanol, DISODIUM EDTA, FRAGRANCE.

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