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
| | Reproductive Toxins
| |Safety Violation
| | Penetration Agent
| |Untested Chemicals
| | Harmful
| | Animal Tested
| | Fragrance/
| | Propylene Glycol
| | Sodium Lauryl
| | Misleading
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.
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.
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.
This product contains these highly toxic ingredients, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE which has been linked to cancer in animal tests.
This product contains one ingredient - FD&C Yellow 5 - linked to reduced fertility and a reduced chance for a full term healthy pregnancy.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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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|Natural Ingredient Parameter Rating: (+) 0.0 |
for Aussie Shampoo Rated by Natural Hair Care Product Review.
|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 |
|Negative ||0.0 |
|Negative ||0.0 |
|No cold formulation policy is stated on Proctor and Gamble website. ||0.0 |
|Yes. ||0.0 |
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 |
|Yes, FD&C Yellow 5 ||0.7 |
|None ||0.0 |
|Yes, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE ||0.5 |
|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 |
|COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE. ||0.5 |
|Yes ||0.3 |
|Yes ||0.2 |
|Yes ||0.2 |
|Yes ||0.2 |
|No ||0.1 |
|Directions For Use: |
Saturate hair with water. Massage shampoo deeply into scalp and roots. Breathe deeply to enjoy fragrant aromatics. Drench with water to rinse. Repeat.
Ingredients As Listed on Package
|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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