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Magic Shave Shaving Powder Depilatory, Fragrant (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Magic Shave Shaving Powder Depilatory, Fragrant (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 03, 2016 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 Magic Shave Shaving Powder Depilatory, Fragrant (2016 formulation) is 6.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH
Appeared as: CORN STARCH

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Corn Starch, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Thioglycolate, Calcium Hydroxide, Guanidine Carbonate, Fragrance, Polysorbate 21, Amyl Cinnamal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Eugenol, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate

Directions from packaging:

Keep tightly capped. Mix 2 heaping teaspoons of shaving powder with an equal amount of cool water. Apply the creamy mixture to beard. Leave on for 5-7 minutes. Remoisten if the mixture dries. Remove with damp cloth. Rinse shaving area thoroughly. Do not wash off with soap. If any beard remains, wait 24 hours before next Magic Shaving Powder application.

Warnings from packaging:

Keep away from children. Do not use this product with a razor. Read all caution statements below prior to use and follow all directions. Contains thioglycolate. Follow directions carefully. This product may cause skin irritation. If skin is inflamed or has skin abrasions, facial sores or pustules, consult a dermatologist before using this product. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately and thoroughly with water. If irritation persists, consult a doctor. Could cause permanent eye damage, including blindness. Keep away from children. You must conduct the sensitivity test below prior to using this product. Wait 36 hours after using any razor, shaving product or depilatory. Do not use after perspiring. Do not wash face before use. Do not use after prolonged sun exposure. Do not use with any after shave product containing alcohol. Only to be used to remove facial hair. Keep container tightly sealed. Test: Before using Magic Shaving Powder for the first time, the following test must be performed. Wait at least 36 hours after using a razor or depilatory product before doing this test. Mix a half teaspoon of Magic Shaving Powder with equal amount of cool water. Apply to one inch section of beard area. Leave on for no longer than five minutes. Moisten if necessary. Rinse away thoroughly, wait 24 hours. If there are no signs of irritation or redness, follow directions.

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