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Archipelago Botanicals Shaving Milk (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Archipelago Botanicals Shaving Milk (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 Archipelago Botanicals Shaving Milk (old formulation) is 5.

Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_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
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE BLEND

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited
DIMETHICONE
Appeared as: DIMETHICONE COPOLYOL

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

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

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

Fair
DECAMETHYLCYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Appeared as: CYCLOMETHICONE

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: JASMINE EXTRACT (JASMINUM OFFICINALE)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER PURIFIED (AQUA)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTER
Appeared as: JOJOBA ESTER (BUXUS CHINENSIS)

Limited
WHEAT MILK
Appeared as: WHEAT MILK (TRITICUM VULGARE)

Fair

Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDES (COCOS NUCIFERA)

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: HYBRID SUNFLOWER OIL (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS)

Limited

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA PROTEIN
Appeared as: SOY PROTEIN

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA EXTRACT (CALENDULA OFFICINALE)

Limited
ROSE EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSE EXTRACT (ROSA CANINA)

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

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 Purified (Aqua), Cyclomethicone, Jojoba Ester (Buxus Chinensis), Dimethicone Copolyol, Wheat Milk (Triticum Vulgare), Stearic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides (Cocos Nucifera), Hybrid Sunflower Oil (Helianthus Annuus), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 40 Stearate, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, Soy Protein, Jasmine Extract (Jasminum Officinale), Calendula Extract (Calendula Officinale), Rose Extract (Rosa Canina), Soybean Oil Fragrance Blend, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Methylparaben, Propylparaben

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally in shower, tub or at basin -- and massage lightly into area to be shaved. Rinse razor frequently.

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