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Andalou Naturals Lavender Shea Hand Cream (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Andalou Naturals Lavender Shea Hand Cream (old formulation) product label collected on August 21, 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 Andalou Naturals Lavender Shea Hand Cream (old formulation) is 1.

Data last updated: August 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS (WHITE TEA) EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS JUICE

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) BUTTER

Limited
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) BUTTER

None
FRUIT STEM CELL COMPLEX
Appeared as: FRUIT STEM CELLS

Limited
EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACAI BERRY EXTRACT

Limited
ARONIA MELANOCARPA (BLACK CHOKEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARONIA BERRY EXTRACT

Limited
ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA-URSI (BEARBERRY)
Appeared as: BEARBERRY EXTRACT

Limited
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: BILBERRY EXTRACT

Limited
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: BLACK ELDERBERRY EXTRACT

Limited
LYCIUM BARBARUM (MATRIMONY VINE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: GOJI BERRY EXTRACT

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSEHIPS BERRY EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SEA BUCKTHORN BERRY EXTRACT

Limited
CALOPHYLIUM TACAMAHACA (TAMANU) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CALOPHYLLUM TACAMAHACA (TAMANU) OIL

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS (LAVENDER) EXTRACT

Limited
HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS (CHINESE HIBISCUS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Fair
CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM
Appeared as: CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBUS (GUAR) GUM

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS (LAVENDER) OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

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:

Aloe Barbadensis Juice, Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Oil, Stearic Acid, Sweet Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) Oil, Shea (Butyrospermum Parkii) Butter, Cocoa (Theobroma Cacao) Butter, Mango (Mangifera Indica) Butter, Fruit Stem Cells, BioActive 8 Berry Complex, Vegetable Glycerin, Tamanu (Calophyllum Tacamahaca) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Allantoin, Lavender (Lavandula Officinalis) Extract, Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Extract, White Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Extract , Evening Primrose (Oenothera Biennis) Oil, Apricot (Prunus Armeniaca) Oil, Guar (Cyamopsis Tetragonolobus) Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenethyl Alcohol, Lavender (Lavandula Officinalis) Oil

Directions from packaging:

Apply small amount for healthy hands, nails and cuticles.

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