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Aussie Shampoo
Review: Rating 1.1/10

Rated A Highly 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

Aussie shampoo is highly toxic hair care product. This product's official name is Aussie Mega Shampoo. The parent company Proctor & Gamble had sales of 55 billion dollars in 2004.

While using "Aussie" as its brand name may seem cute, in reality it is the only thing it does have in common with Australia. P&G have quite simply put the "sham" back in shampoo.

In the interests of disclosure this corporate behemoth is no stranger to toxic scandals. New tests have confirmed TBT poison in Proctor & Gamble Baby products: as reported by Greenpeace.


Positives

There is nothing positive about this product according to the ingredient label. The Aussie Mega 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 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. Proctor & Gamble 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 Aussie shampoo is quite literally a chemical soup with many of the ingredients never even 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, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE which has been linked to cancer in animal tests.


Reproductive Toxicity

This product contains one ingredient - FD&C Yellow 5 - linked to reduced fertility and a reduced chance for a full term healthy pregnancy.


Penetration Enhancers


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


Untested Chemicals


Aussie Mega Shampoo contains chemicals that have not been assessed for safety in cosmetic formulas by the C.I.R.

These chemicals are: CITRIC ACID, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) EXTRACT, FD&C YELLOW 5, F&DC RED 4, RICINOLEAMIDOPROPYL ETHYLDIMONIUM ETHOSULFATE, ISOSTEARAMIDOPROPYL ETHYLDIMONIUM ETHOSULFATE, ANIGOZANTHOS FLAVIDUS (KANGAROO PAW) FLOWER EXTRACT, PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) EXTRACT, SODIUM STYRENE/ ACRYLATES/ DIVINYLBENZENE COPOLYMER, AMMONIUM NONOXYNOL-4-SULFATE, SEA KELP EXTRACT, TROPAEOLUM MAJUS (NASTURTIUM) EXTRACT, CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA) FRUIT EXTRACT, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT, GLYCERIN, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) EXTRACT,


Fragrance

Of concern to sensitive people is the presence of - 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.


Parabens

Aussie Mega Shampoo also contains PARABENS: methylparaben and propylparaben, chemicals that have been recently linked to breast cancer in women. This study was reported by the BBC Sunday 11 January 2004. Methylparaben
is also a Xenoestrogen, mimicking the sex hormone estrogen.


Recommendation


My advice is this. Don't fall for these fake "natural looking" products pushed on you by Proctor and Gamble. Stay away from Aussie Shampoo. If you use it now I strongly urge you to throw it in the trash.

Don't fill the coffers of a mega corp that KNOWINGLY uses toxic ingredients in their so called skin care products. Vote with your wallet and maybe Proctor and Gamble 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, a product actually made in Australia.


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In Detail

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

Certified Organic
Proctor and Gamble products are not certified organic by any credible third party body. 0.0
100% Natural Ingredients
No. Aussie 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 Proctor and Gamble website. 0.0
Charitable Company
Yes. 0.0
Total Score 0.0

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Toxic Ingredient Rating: (-) 3.9
for Aussie Shampoo rated by Natural Hair Care Product Review.

Cancer: Proven Link
None 0.0
Cancer: Possible Link
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE. 0.7
Reproductive Toxins
Yes, FD&C Yellow 5 0.7
Safety Violation
None 0.0
Penetration Agents
Yes, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE 0.5
Untested Chemicals
Yes, DISODIUM LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATE, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, ROSE, COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE, GLYCERETH-26, SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE, MELANIN, C11-15 PARETH-7, 1-DODECANOL, SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD), HYDROLYZED OAT PROTEIN, GREEN TEA, CINNAMIDOPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) AMINO ACIDS, TRIDICETH-12, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN, GL YCERIN. 0.5
Harmful Toxins
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE. 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 0.1
Total Score 3.9

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Directions For Use:
Aussie Shampoo
Score
Saturate hair with water. Massage shampoo deeply into scalp and roots. Breathe deeply to enjoy fragrant aromatics. Drench with water to rinse. Repeat.
Default
Natural
Toxic
Total
5.0
0.0+
3.9 -
1.1

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Ingredients As Listed on Package
Aussie Shampoo
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, Cocamide MEA, Papaya Extract (carica papaya), Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Kangaroo Paw Flower Extract (anigozanthos flavidus), Kelp Extract (macrocystis pyrifera), Chamomile Extract (anthemis nobilis), Indian Cress Extract (tropaeolum majus), Rosemary Extract (rosmarinus officinalis), Ginseng Extract (panax ginseng), Isostearamidopropyl Ethyldimonium Ethosulfate, Ricinoleamidopropyl Ethyldimonium Ethosulfate, FRAGRANCE, Citric Acid, GLYCERIN, Sodium Styrene/Acrylates/Divinylbenzene Copolymer, Ammonium NONOXYNOL-4-Sulfate, MethylPARABEN, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Sodium Chloride, FD&C Yellow 5, F&DC RED 4

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