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

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Nivea for Men Shaving Gel, Sensitive Skin (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 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 (old formulation) is 8.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

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 (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BUTADIENE)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None

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

Limited

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

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair
BHT

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

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT (MATRICARIA)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Limited
BISABOLOL
Appeared as: BISABOLOL (L-ALPHA)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Fair

Fair

Fair
GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (COTTON) SEED OIL
Appeared as: GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM SEED OIL (COTTON)

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA OIL (SOYBEAN)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

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.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Palmitic Acid, Triethanolamine, Oleth 20, Isopentane, Sorbitol, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Isobutane, Gossypium Herbaceum Seed Oil (Cotton), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (Matricaria), Bisabolol (L-Alpha), PEG 90 Glyceryl Isostearate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polyisobutene, Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, PEG 14M, Laureth 2, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, BHT, Fragrance

Directions from packaging:

Hold can upright and release onto fingertips. Massage directly on wet face to form a rich, cream lather. Use with Nivea For Men extra soothing after shave balm for best results.

Warnings from packaging:

Contents under pressure. Do not puncture or incinerate. Do not store at temperature above 120 degrees F. Keep from freezing. Use only as directed. Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep out of eyes. Stop use if irritation occurs.

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