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Lush Shampoo, Curly Wurly

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Lush Shampoo, Curly Wurly product label collected on January 28, 2019 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 Lush Shampoo, Curly Wurly is 4.

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Data last updated: January 2019

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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Use restrictions
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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)

Fair

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

Limited

• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

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)

Limited
VETIVERIA ZIZANOIDES ROOT OIL
Appeared as: VETIVERT OIL (VETIVERIA ZIZANOIDES)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

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

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

None
COCOS NUCIFERA FRUIT
Appeared as: DESSICATED COCONUT (COCOS NUCIFERA)

Limited

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) JUICE
Appeared as: FRESH LEMON JUICE (CITRUS LIMONUM)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: LINSEED INFUSION (LINUM USITATISSIMUM)

Limited
CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA)
Appeared as: FRESH PAPAYA (CARICA PAPAYA)

Limited

Fair
EGG
Appeared as: FRESH FREE RANGE EGGS

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: FAIR TRADE COCOA BUTTER (THEOBROMA CACAO)

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL (COCOS NUCIFERA)

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
Appeared as: SHEA BUTTER (BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII)

• Use restrictions (low)

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

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

Limited
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA)
Appeared as: VANILLA ABSOLUTE (VANILLA PLANIFOLIA)

Limited
BENZOIN GUM
Appeared as: BENZOIN RESINOID (STYRAX TONKINENSIS PIERRE)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL (OLEA EUROPAEA)

Limited

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• 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.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Dessicated Coconut (Cocos Nucifera), Cetearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Water (Aqua), Fresh Organic Lemon Juice (Citrus Limonum), Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Fragrance, Linseed Infusion (Linum usitatissimum), Fresh Papaya (Carica papaya), Lauryl Betaine, Fresh Organic Free Range Eggs, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis), Avocado Butter (Persea Gratissima), Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla Planifolia), Vetivert Oil (Vetiveria Zizanoides), Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax Tonkinensis Pierre), Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea Europaea), Alkanet Extracted in Castor Oil (Alkanna Tinctoria, Ricinus Communis), Lanolin, Cetrimonium Bromide, *Coumarin

Directions from packaging:

Apply a small amount to the hair, work into a lather, then rinse thoroughly.

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