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Data last updated:
September 2013

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Bump Defense Shave Gel (2013 formulation)

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EWG scientists reviewed Bump Defense Shave Gel (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 Bump Defense Shave Gel (2013 formulation) is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Cancer, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
COCAMIDE MEAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: None
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5
YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)
Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
FD&C BLUE 1
BLUE 1 (CL 42090)
Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SULISOBENZONE
BENZOPHENONE-4
Enhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS EXTRACT (GREEN TEA)
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
ACRYLATES COPOLYMERUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: None
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) FRUIT JUICE
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON EXTRACT (CRANBERRY)
None Identified
Data: Limited
EPILOBIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (WILLOW HERB) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS PERSICA (PEACH) FRUIT EXTRACT
PRUNUS PERSICA FRUIT EXTRACT (PEACH)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
CUCUMIS SATIVUS FRUIT EXTRACT (CUCUMBER)
None Identified
Data: Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT
VITIS VINIFERA SEED EXTRACT (GRAPE)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
GINKGO BILOBA (MAIDENHAIR TREE) LEAF EXTRACT
GINKO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT
CITRUS LIMON PEEL EXTRACT (LEMON)
None Identified
Data: Limited
HEDYCHIUM CORONARIUM (BUTTERFLY GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT
HEDYCHIUM CORONARIUM ROOT EXTRACT (GINGER)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT (MATRICARIA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT (MARIGOLD)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ALGAE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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