Cantu Shea Butter Hair Dressing Pomade (2016 formulation)
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EWG scientists reviewed the Cantu Shea Butter Hair Dressing Pomade (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 Hair Dressing Pomade (2016 formulation) is 3.
Data last updated: November 2016
Cancer: Ingredients linked to cancer in government, industry or academic studies or assessments.
Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity
Developmental and reproductive toxicity: Ingredients linked to developmental and reproductive toxicity, a broad class of health effects that range from infertility and reproductive organ cancers to birth defects and developmental delays in children.
Allergies & Immunotoxicity
Allergies and immunotoxicity: Ingredients linked to harm to the immune system, a class of health problems that manifest as allergic reactions or an impaired capacity to fight disease and repair damaged tissue in the body.
Use restrictions: Ingredients restricted or prohibited for use in cosmetics, according to industry safety guidelines, government requirements or guidance from the U.S., EU, Japan or Canada.
Other Ingredient Concerns
- Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
- Use restrictions
- Endocrine disruption
- Contamination concerns
- Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
- Enhanced skin absorption
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
Product's Animal Testing Policies
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Product's Label Information
Ingredients from packaging:
Petrolatum, Butyropermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Paraffin, Fragrance (Parfum)
Directions from packaging:
Apply pomade to palms or tips of fingers and apply gently to hair.
Warnings from packaging:
Avoid contact with eyes and any open or irritated skin. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. If eye irritation persists, contact a physician. For external use only. If ingested, contact a physician or Poison Control Center immediately. Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from flame or high heat.
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