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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
November 2016

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Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Complete Conditioning Co-Wash

EWG scientists reviewed Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Complete Conditioning Co-Wash 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 Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Complete Conditioning Co-Wash is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEMiscellaneous, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
STEARALKONIUM CHLORIDEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) 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.
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-7Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
Data: Limited
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
CETEARETH-20Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) JUICE
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
SAPONIFIED CASTOR OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL]
Enhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Data gaps
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
QUATERNIUM-75None Identified
Data: None
SAPONIFIED AZADIRACHTA INDICA (NEEM) OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and MELIA AZADIRACHTA (NEEM) SEED OIL]
None Identified
Data: Limited
KINGINKA EKISU
LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
SEA KELP EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SILK AMINO ACIDSNone Identified
Data: None
CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA) FRUIT EXTRACT
CARICA PAPAYA FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ANANAS SATIVUS (PINEAPPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT
ANANAS COMOSUS (PINEAPPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTERNone Identified
Data: Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNAL OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCOATE
[product of sodium hydroxide and COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
SAPONIFIED GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED SILKNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-10None Identified
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-11None Identified
Data: None
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILData gaps
Data: Limited
SAPONIFIED SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) OIL]
None Identified
Data: Limited
SAPONIFIED PRUNUS DULCIS (ALMOND) OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL]
None Identified
Data: Limited
SAPONIFIED PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL]
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM OLIVATE
[product of sodium hydroxide and OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
SAPONIFIED VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA (MACADAMIA) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
SAPONIFIED BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
[product of sodium hydroxide and BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)]
None Identified
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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