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Lush Shampoo Bar, Avocado Co-Wash

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Lush Shampoo Bar, Avocado Co-Wash 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 Bar, Avocado Co-Wash 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

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Good

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

Limited
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDE
Appeared as: AMYL CINNAMAL

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

None
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSEMARY (ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS) INFUSION

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Fair

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERINE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

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

Limited

Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) INFUSION
Appeared as: NETTLE (URTICA DIOICA) INFUSION

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

Limited
THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM (THEOBROMA) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: CUPUACU BUTTER (THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

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

Limited
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Appeared as: CIDER VINEGAR

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: GUAR GUM (GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
LITSEA CUBEBA (MAY CHANG) OIL
Appeared as: LITSEA CUBEBA OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None
BOSWELLIA CARTERII (FRANKINCENSE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: OLIBANUM OIL (BOSWELLIA CARTERII)

Limited
GARDENIA JASMINOIDES (GARDENIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: GARDENIA EXTRACT (GARDENIA JASMINOIDES)

Fair

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:

Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) Infusion, Lavender Flower (Lavandula Angustifolia) Infusion, Nettle (Urtica Dioica) Infusion, Fresh Avocado (Persea gratissima), Cupuacu Butter (Theobroma Grandiflorum), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Fragrance, Glycerine, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea Europaea), Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cider Vinegar, Guar Gum (Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride), Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium Bergamia), Litsea Cubeba Oil, Olibanum Oil (Boswellia carterii), Gardenia Extract (Gardenia Jasminoides), Amyl Cinnamal, Cinnamal, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Chlorophyllin

Directions from packaging:

Slide directly over wet hair or create a creamy lather in your hands first. Massage in to hair and scalp to distribute evenly then rinse thoroughly.

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