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
| | Reproductive Toxins
| |Safety Violation
| | Penetration Agent
| |Untested Chemicals
| | Harmful
| | Animal Tested
| | Fragrance/
| | Propylene Glycol
| | Sodium Lauryl
| | Misleading
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.
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.
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.
This product contains these highly toxic ingredients, Aminomethyl Propanol which has been linked to cancer in animal tests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|Natural Ingredient Parameter Rating: (+) 0.0 |
for Alterna Shampoo Rated by Natural Hair Care Product Review.
|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 |
|Negative ||0.0 |
|Negative ||0.0 |
|No cold formulation policy is stated on Alterna website. ||0.0 |
|No. ||0.0 |
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 |
|None ||0.0 |
|None ||0.0 |
|Yes, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, DISODIUM EDTA ||0.5 |
|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 |
|Yes, Aminomethyl Propanol. ||0.5 |
|Yes ||0.3 |
|Yes ||0.2 |
|Yes ||0.2 |
|Yes ||0.2 |
|No ||0.0 |
|Directions For Use: |
Work into lather, rinse and repeat if necessary.
Ingredients As Listed on Package
|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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