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Andalou Naturals Exotic Marula Oil Silky Smooth Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Andalou Naturals Exotic Marula Oil Silky Smooth Deep Conditioning Hair Mask product label collected on February 11, 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 Andalou Naturals Exotic Marula Oil Silky Smooth Deep Conditioning Hair Mask is 4.

Data last updated: February 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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • 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)

None

Fair

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

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

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER (AQUA)

Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDES

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

None

None
CAPRYLOYL GLYCERIN/ SEBACIC ACID COPOLYMER
Appeared as: CAPRYLYLOL GLYCERIN SEBACIC ACID

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

None
SCLEROCARYA BIRREA OIL
Appeared as: SCLEROCARYA BIRREA KERNEL OIL* (MARULA)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

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

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER* (COCOA)

None
MALUS DOMESTICA FRUIT CELL CULTURE
Appeared as: FRUIT STEM CELLS (MALUS DOMESTICA; SOLAR VITIS)

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

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

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT MILK
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA MILK*† (COCONUT)

Fair
CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM
Appeared as: CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA GUM (GUAR)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ASPALATHUS LINEARIS EXTRACT*† (ROOIBOS)

Limited
WHITE TEA
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT*† (WHITE TEA)

Limited

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

Limited
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: VANILLA ISOLATES

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA LEAF OIL* (PEPPERMINT)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Purified Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Vegetable Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Diheptyl Succinate, Caprylylol Glycerin, Sebacic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium PCA, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Kernel Oil*, Panthenol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*†, Hydrolyzed Barley Protein, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Fruit Stem Cells (Malus Domestica, Solar Vitis), BioActive 8 Berry Complex*, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Milk*†, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Tocopherol, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Extract*†, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract*†, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Vanilla Isolates, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Oil*

Directions from packaging:

Apply evenly to clean, damp hair working from roots to tips. Leave for 3-5 minutes, rinse thoroughly and style as usual. Extra benefits for all hair types, especially defiant, curly, and coarse Hair. Gentle and color safe.

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