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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
May 2008

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Longhairlovers Luxe Shea-mu Shampoo Bar (2008 formulation)

Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ETHANOLEnhanced skin absorption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions The product manufacturer has listed sodium hydroxide on the product label or has informed Skin Deep's research team that it is used to make the product. In a properly manufactured soap, this common raw ingredient completely reacts with oils; none remains in the product. Therefore, the hazards associated with sodium hydroxide are not considered relevant for this product.
SAPONIFIED CASTOR OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and CASTOR OIL]
(ORGANIC)
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
HYDROLIZED WHEAT PROTEIN
Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
CEDARWOOD OIL
CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL
(ORGANIC)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
(ORGANIC)
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROL
NATURAL VITAMIN E
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
(ORGANIC)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SAPONIFIED BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
[product of sodium hydroxide and SHEA OIL]
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
EMU OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
PALM STEARIC ACID
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: None
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) OIL
ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCOATE
[product of sodium hydroxide and COCONUT OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) OIL
THYME ESSENTIAL OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM PALMATE
[product of sodium hydroxide and PALM OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
SUCROSEInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER
(DISTILLED)
Innocuous
Data: Robust


About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer