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Product score: 04

Data Availability:

Fair

Dr. Woods African Raw Black Vegan Liquid Body Wash

Dr. Woods African Raw Black Vegan Liquid Body Wash

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CATEGORY

Body Wash/Cleanser

BRAND

Dr. Woods

DATA LAST UPDATED

February 2024

Ingredient concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (PURIFIED WATER)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT)
Data Availability: Fair
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Ingredient score: 03
CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP)
Appeared as: CANNABIS SATIVA SEED (HEMP)
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OILS (OLIVE)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, perfuming
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: AFRICAN BLACK SOAP EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 01
SEA SALT
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, bulking, masking, oral care, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (PRO VITAMIN B5)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antimicrobial agent, antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
CARAMEL COLOR
Appeared as: NATURAL CARAMEL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, fragrance ingredient, cosmetic colorant, masking
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Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (purified water), cocos nucifera (coconut), cannabis sativa (hemp) seed and olea europaea (olive) fruit oils (with retained glycerin), african black soap extract, parfum (fragrance), tocopherol (vitamin E), sea salt, citric acid, panthenol (pro vitamin B5), rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract, natural caramel

Directions from packaging:

Great for removing make-up Dr. Woods Black Soap will leave your skin soft clear and smelling delicious. This soap works against premature facial lines. Black Soap comes from plantain skin. It is natural source of vitamins A and E and iron. (Plantain is a popular food in Africa South America and other parts of the world. It can be found in ethnic or international grocery stores such as Latino Caribbean or African. It looks like banana but much bigger. It does not taste like a banana and has to be cooked before eating. The skin of the plantain is gingerly dried to be precise texture under the hot african sun. It is then roasted in a clay oven. The heat must be constant in order to achieve a particular color texture and smell. The next process is very delicate because if it is not done properly with the right ingredients there will be no soap. The roasted plantain skin is mixed with palm oil palm kernel oil to form the soap. The roasting of the plantains determines the brownish-black color of the soap. The longer the plantains are roasted the darker the soap. Dr. Woods may be used by anyone who wishes to improve the quality of their skin. Disclaimer These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eSize : \u003c/b\u003e32 FZ\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003ePack of : \u003c/b\u003e1\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eProduct Selling Unit : \u003c/b\u003eeach

Product's animal testing policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Understanding scores

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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