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Lush Shampoo Bar, Karma Komba

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Lush Shampoo Bar, Karma Komba 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, Karma Komba is 5.

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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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • 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)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE)
Appeared as: ROMAN CHAMOMILE FLOWER (ANTHEMIS NOBILIS)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
FD&C BLUE 1
Appeared as: BLUE 1

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5
Appeared as: YELLOW 5

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair
PINUS SYLVESTRIS (SCOT'S PINE) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: PINE OIL (PINUS SYLVESTRIS)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

Limited
POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL
Appeared as: PATCHOULI OIL (POGOSTEMON CABLIN)

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: SWEET ORANGE OIL (CITRUS SINENSIS)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDIN OIL (LAVANDULA HYBRIDA)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
CYMBOPOGON CITRATUS (LEMONGRASS) OIL
Appeared as: LEMONGRASS OIL (CYMBOPOGON CITRATUS)

None
CANARIUM COMMUNE (ELEMI) OIL
Appeared as: ELEMI OIL (CANARIUM COMMUNE)

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Fragrance, Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon Cablin), Sweet Orange Oil (Citrus Sinensis), Lavandin Oil (Lavandula Hybrida), Pine Oil (Pinus Sylvestris), Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogon Citratus), Elemi Oil (Canarium Commune), Gardenia Extract (Gardenia Jasminoides), Citral, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool, Blue 1, Yellow 5, Roman Chamomile Flower (Anthemis nobilis)

Directions from packaging:

Rub between hands to create a lather, or directly onto hair. Massage into the hair and scalp then rinse clean.

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