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MensDept. Grooming Cream II (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the MensDept. Grooming Cream II (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 03, 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 MensDept. Grooming Cream II (2016 formulation) is 7.

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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_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDE
Appeared as: AMYL CINNAMAL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair
LILIAL
Appeared as: BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)

Fair
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE
Appeared as: LODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

None

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

Limited

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

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)

Fair
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL (CASTOR)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

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

Robust

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL (AVOCADO)

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

Fair
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS SEED OIL (SAFFLOWER)

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS OIL (SWEET ALMOND)

Fair

Limited

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, Cetearyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Propylene Glycol, Isopropyl Myristate, Sorbitan Stearate, Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado), Ricinus Communis Seed Oil (Castor), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojjoba), Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil (Safflower), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil (Sweet Almond), Polysorbate 60, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Carbomer, Butylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Tetrasodium EDTA, Lodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Amyl Cinnamal, Citral, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Citronellol, Limonene, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Fragrance, Methylisothiazolinone

Directions from packaging:

Work a small amount between palms and apply evenly through damp or dry hair and style as desired.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Avoid getting in eyes. In case of eye contact, rinse immediately with water. Keep out of reach of children.

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