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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Marula Miracle Leave-in Conditioner

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Alba Botanica Hawaiian Marula Miracle Leave-in Conditioner product label collected on July 28, 2017 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 Alba Botanica Hawaiian Marula Miracle Leave-in Conditioner is 4.

Data last updated: July 2017

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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

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

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

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
ALEURITES MOLUCCANA (KUKUI) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ALEURITES MOLUCCANA SEED OIL

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA (VIRGINIA RED CEDAR)
Appeared as: JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA OIL

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA (MACADAMIA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL

None
SCLEROCARYA BIRREA OIL
Appeared as: SCLEROCARYA BIRREA (MARULA) SEED OIL

None

Limited

Limited

None

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

Fair

Limited

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

Good

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

Fair

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

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.

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed(1), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Alcohol(1), Behentrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum(1), Heptyl Glucoside, Isopropyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Sodium Hydroxide, Triethyl Citrate, Vanillin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool (1)Certified Organic Ingredient

Directions from packaging:

to use: Rub a dime-size amount in palms, work through wet hair, then style as usual.

Warnings from packaging:

caution: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.

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