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Paul Penders Men's Best Shower & Shampoo

Paul Penders Men's Best Shower & Shampoo

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Paul Penders

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February 2018

EWG Verified Product

This product bears the EWG VERIFIED™ mark, meaning that the product meets EWG’s strictest standards for health and safety. It avoids any of the ingredients on EWG’s “Unacceptable List” and provides full transparency of ingredients, including fragrance.

Ingredient List

The specific formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists. At the time of verification, the ingredients in this formulation were used at a concentration below EWG’s health and safety limit, and therefore did not pose significant human health concerns. Click on an ingredient for more information.

ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW)
Appeared as: ARCHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM POWDER** (YARROW)
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA
Appeared as: ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA POWDER** (ANGELICA)
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ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER
Appeared as: ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER POWDER** (ARNICA)
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER POWDER** (CALENDULA)
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA)
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA POWDER** (PENNYWORT)
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CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER POWDER
Appeared as: MATRICARIA RECUTITA FLOWER POWDER** (CHAMOMILE)
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM PEEL OIL
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CONCERNS • 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 (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning, solvent
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CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT POWDER
Appeared as: CURCUMA LONGA ROOT POWDER** (TURMERIC)
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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DECYL GLUCOSIDE
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, emulsion stabilising, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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GLYCERIN
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA OIL
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL)
Appeared as: HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA POWDER** (WITCH HAZEL)
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HORSETAIL (EQUISETUM ARVENSE)
Appeared as: EQUISETUM HYEMALE POWDER** (HORSETAIL)
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HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS)
Appeared as: HUMULUS LUPULUS POWDER** (HOPS)
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, antimicrobial, astringent, emollient, skin conditioning, soothing, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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HYPERICUM PERFORATUM (ST. JOHN'S WORT)
Appeared as: HYPERICUM PERFORATUM POWDER** (ST. JOHN'S WORT)
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JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS (JUNIPER) BERRY
Appeared as: JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS FRUIT POWDER** (JUNIPER)
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LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER POWDER
Appeared as: LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA FLOWER POWDER** (LAVENDER)
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
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LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE)
Appeared as: LONICERA JAPONICA POWDER** (HONEYSUCKLE)
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MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM)
Appeared as: MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF POWDER** (LEMON BALM)
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA LEAF POWDER** (PEPPERMINT)
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, refreshing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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MENTHOL
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, external analgesic, flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, oral health caredrug, masking, refreshing, soothing
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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OCTANOHYDROXAMIC ACID
Appeared as: CAPRYLHYDROXAMATIC ACID (AMINO ACID)
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PANAX QUINQUEFOLIUM ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX QUINQUEFOLIUM ROOT POWDER** (GINSENG)
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent
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PANTHENOL
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF POWDER
Appeared as: ROSEMARINUS OFFICINALIS POWDER** (ROSEMARY)
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, masking, skin conditioning
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SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE)
Appeared as: SALVIA OFFICINALIS POWDER** (SAGE)
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SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) FLOWER
Appeared as: SAMBUCUS NIGRA FLOWER POWDER** (ELDERFLOWER)
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, hair conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE)
Appeared as: URTICA DIOICA POWDER** (NETTLE)
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, hair conditioning
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WATER
Appeared as: AQUA*
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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XANTHAN GUM
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT POWDER
Appeared as: ZINGIBER OFFICINALIS ROOT POWDER** (GINGER)
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua*, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil, Decyl glucoside, Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Citrus medica limonum Peel oil, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Lavendula Officinalis Flower Oil, Panthenol, Xanthan gum, Angelica archangelica (Angelica) powder**, Arnica montana (Arnica) flower powder**, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) flower powder**, Matricaria recutita (Chamomile) flower powder**, Sambucus nigra (Elderflower) flower powder**, Zingiber officinalis (Ginger) root powder**, Panax quinquefolium (Ginseng) root powder**, Lonicera japonica (Honeysuckle) powder**, Humulus lupulus (Hops) powder**, Equisetum hyemale (Horsetail) powder**, Juniperus communis (Juniper) fruit powder**, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) flower powder**, Melissa officinalis (Lemon balm) leaf powder**, Urtica dioica (Nettle) powder**, Centella asiatica (Pennywort) powder**, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) leaf powder**, Rosemarinus officinalis (Rosemary) powder**, Salvia officinalis (Sage) powder**, Hypericum perforatum (St. John's wort) powder**, Curcuma longa (Turmeric) root powder**, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch hazel) powder**, Archillea millefolium (Yarrow) powder**, Glycine soja oil, Menthol, Caprylhydroxamatic acid (amino acid), Glyceryl caprylate(1); Linalool (2), Geraniol (2), Citronelol (2), Limonene (2), Citral (2), Coumarin (2)

Directions from packaging:

Apply on body and hair. Add a few drops of water to start it to foam. Rinse thoroughly.

EWG Verified

This product bears the EWG VERIFIEDTM mark - its formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists, and the company behind the product has shown its ingredients meet all of the EWG’s strict criteria. When it was verified, the ingredients in this formulation did not pose significant human health concerns.

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Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

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The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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