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Edge Shave Gel, Ultra Sensitive (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Edge Shave Gel, Ultra Sensitive (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 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 Edge Shave Gel, Ultra Sensitive (2016 formulation) is 3.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (BUTADIENE)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (CHLOROFORM and DIOXINS)

Good

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERINE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Fair

Fair

None
SUNFLOWER SEED OIL GLYCERIDE
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL GLYCERIDE

Fair

Limited
DODECANOL
Appeared as: LAURYL ALCOHOL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Fair
ALLANTOIN
Appeared as: ALLANTOIN (COMFREY ROOT)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

PETA: Companies That Do Test on Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, has identified companies that "either test on animals or pay a laboratory to conduct tests on animals."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Triethanolamine, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Glyceride, Isopentane, Sorbitol, Isobutane, Benzyl Alcohol, Lauryl Alcohol, Hydroxycellulose, Glycerine, Triclosan, Allantoin (Comfrey Root), Benzaldehyde, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract

Directions from packaging:

Leave skin wet. Put gel on fingertips. Gently rub over skin to lather and shave. Rinse off with cool water. For the most comfortable shave, shave immediately after showering or washing your face.

Warnings from packaging:

Contents under pressure. Do not puncture or incinerate. Do not store at temperature above 120°F as container may burst. Avoid extreme cold. Do not immerse in water. Avoid prolonged exposure to water. Discard can upon rusting. Use only as directed. Keep out of reach of children.WARNING: This product contains a chemical known in the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/.

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