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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Nivea for Men Shaving Gel, Sensitive Skin (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Nivea for Men Shaving Gel, Sensitive Skin (2013 formulation) for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Nivea for Men Shaving Gel, Sensitive Skin (2013 formulation) is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
ISOBUTANEMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (BUTADIENE)
Data: Fair
BHTAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
TRIETHANOLAMINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-90 GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
MINERAL OILAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: Fair
ISOPENTANEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PEG-14MOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
LAURETH-2Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
OLETH-20Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYISOBUTENEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
GLYCINE SOJA OIL (SOYBEAN)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
BISABOLOLEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
PALMITIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (COTTON) SEED OIL
GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM SEED OIL (COTTON)
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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