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Kerastase Shampoo
Review: Rating 2.1/10

Rated A Highly Toxic Hair Care Product in
the Shampoo Category in the 2006
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

Kerastase Shampoo is a highly toxic hair care product. This product's official name is Kerastase Nutritive Bain Satin Nutrition 3 Shampoo.


Positives?

In a word, none. Having a French sounding name (owned by L'Oreal) Kerastase may seem sophisticated and elitist. However, I seriously doubt that anyone with more than a few brain cells on active duty would use this product. Because, as you will soon discover Kerastase uses many known hazardous chemicals in their products.

Negatives

The Kerastase 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, POLYQUATERNIUM-10, DMDM HYDANTOIN which has been linked to cancer in animal tests.


Penetration Enhancers


Also present are penetration enhancers: 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


Kerastase Nutritive Bain Satin Nutrition 3 Shampoo contains chemicals that have not been assessed for safety in cosmetic formulas by the C.I.R.

These chemicals are: DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATE, COCAMIDE MIPA, SODIUM METHYLPARABEN, DISODIUM RICINOLEAMIDO MEA SULFOSUCCINATE, TARTARIC ACID.


Fragrance

Of concern to sensitive people is the presence of - the vaguely termed - FRAGRANCE. This is an unspecified mixture of chemicals commonly used throughout the industry that have been linked to immune and nervous system toxicity.

Parabens

Kerastase Nutritive Bain Satin Nutrition 3 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.


Recommendation


My advice is this, Don't Believe The Hype or the slick marketing by Kerastase. Stay away from Kerastase Nutritive Bain Satin Nutrition 3 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 L'Oreal 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 hair 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 Kerastase 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 Kerastase Nutritive Bain Satin Nutrition 3 Shampoo Rated by Natural Hair Care Product Review.

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

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Toxic Ingredient Rating: (-) 2.9
for Kerastase Nutritive Bain Satin Nutrition 3 Shampoo rated by Natural Hair Care Product Review.

Cancer: Proven Link
None 0.0
Cancer: Possible Link
POLYQUATERNIUM-10, DMDM HYDANTOIN. 0.7
Reproductive Toxins
None 0.0
Safety Violation
None 0.0
Penetration Agents
Yes, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE. 0.5
Untested Chemicals
Yes, DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATE, COCAMIDE MIPA, SODIUM METHYLPARABEN, DISODIUM RICINOLEAMIDO MEA SULFOSUCCINATE, TARTARIC ACID 0.5
Harmful Toxins
Yes, POLYQUATERNIUM-10, DMDM HYDANTOIN. 0.5
Animal Tested
Yes 0.3
Propylene Glycol
No 0.0
Sodium Lauryl
Sulfate
Yes 0.2
Fragrance/Allergen
Yes 0.2
Misleading Advertising
No 0.0
Total Score 2.9

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Directions For Use:
Kerastase Shampoo
Score
Wet hair and apply. Cleanse with hands flat and then rinse. Repeat application if necessary. Leave on for a few moments. Lather by adding a little warm water and rinse. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately.
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Natural
Toxic
Total
5.0
0.0+
2.9 -
2.1

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Ingredients As Listed on Package
Kerastase Shampoo
Aqua (Water), SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamide MIPA, Glycol Distearate, Polyquaternium 10, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium Ricinoleamido MEA Sulfosuccinate, Tartanic acid, Sodium Methylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin, Carbomer, MethylPARABEN, Parfum (FRAGRANCE), C10954/1/2

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