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Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Coconut Milk Shine & Hold Mist (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Coconut Milk Shine & Hold Mist (2016 formulation) product label collected on November 01, 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 Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Coconut Milk Shine & Hold Mist (2016 formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: November 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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • 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 (PARFUM)

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) OIL

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

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

Limited

Limited

Limited

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNAL OIL

Limited

Limited

None
KINGINKA EKISU
Appeared as: LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT

None
SEA KELP EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARA CLOUSTONI (SEA KELP) EXTRACT

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

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

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 (Aqua, Eau), Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernal Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Laminara Cloustoni (Sea Kelp) Extract, Silk Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Silk, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyquaternium-10, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

Directions from packaging:

Spritz onto wet or dry hair any time your hair needs a moisture and shine boost. Do not rinse. Use daily for best results.

Warnings from packaging:

Always remove or neutralize chemical treatments before applying any styling or conditioning product. Avoid contact with eyes and any open or irritated skin. If eye contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. If eye irritation persists, contact a physician. For external use only. If ingested, contact a physician immediately. Keep out of reach of children.

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