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Whamisa Organic Leaf/Root All Cleanser for Men

EWG scientists reviewed the Whamisa Organic Leaf/Root All Cleanser for Men product label collected on November 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. Whamisa Organic Leaf/Root All Cleanser for Men is EWG VERIFIED™.

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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) OIL

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

Limited
BAMBUSA VULGARIS (BAMBOO) EXTRACT
Appeared as: BAMBUSA VULGARIS EXTRACT

None

• Cancer (moderate)

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
COCO-GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: PALM KERNEL/COCO GLUCOSIDE

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

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

None
SCHIZANDRA CHINENSIS SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/SAURURUS CHINENSIS LEAF/ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE

None
LACTOBACILLUS/ RICE/ SACCHAROMYCES/ CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT FERMENT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF FERMENT FILTRATE

Limited
DIOSCOREA OPPOSITA (WILD YAM) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/CIOSCOREA OPPOSITA (WILD YAM) ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE

Limited
ANGELICA KEISKEI EXTRACT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/ANGELICA KEISKEI LEAF/STEM FERMENT FILTRATE

Limited
HOUTTUYNIA CORDATA (TSI) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HOUTTUYNIA CORDATA EXTRACT

Limited
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT

Fair
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT POWDER
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/TURMERIC FERMENT FILTRATE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

Limited
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA (MOUTAN) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

Robust

Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

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

Limited

Limited
ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) OIL
Appeared as: ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) WOOD OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
ANISALDEHYDE
Appeared as: P-METHOXYBENZALDEHYDE

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (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:

*Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, *Aloe Maculata Leaf Extract, **Decyl Glucoside, **Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, **Palm Kernel/Coco Glucoside, *Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, *Lactobacillus/Saururus Chinensis Leaf/Root Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Camellia Sinensis Leaf Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Cioscorea Opposita (Wild Yam) Root Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Angelica Keiskei Leaf/Stem Ferment Filtrate, *Houttuynia Cordata Extract, *Centella Asiatica Extract, Lactobacillus/Turmeric Ferment Filtrate, *Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, ***Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, ***Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, ***Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Xanthan Gum, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Chloride, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, p-Methoxybenzaldehyde, Hexyl acetate, Vanillin, Phenylacetic acid, gamma-Undecalactone.

Directions from packaging:

[How to use] Massage onto face, hair and body to cleanse before rinsing off. Use daily. When used as a face cleanser, follow with Whamisa Skin/Toner and Lotion for Man for best results.

Warnings from packaging:

[Precautions] Stop use if product causes irritation. If symptoms continue, seek medical advice. Do not use on wounds. Keep out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. For external use.

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