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Andalou Naturals Exotic Marula Oil Silky Smooth Shampoo

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Andalou Naturals Exotic Marula Oil Silky Smooth Shampoo product label collected on January 27, 2020 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 Shampoo is 4.

Data last updated: January 2020

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

None

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Limited

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

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

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER (AQUA)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

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

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

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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

• Use restrictions (low)

None
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS OLEOSOMES (SAFFLOWER)

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

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

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

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

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

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), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Vegetable Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Milk*†, Fruit Stem Cells (Malus Domestica, Solar Vitis), BioActive Berry Complex*, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Kernel Oil*, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil*, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Panthenol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*†, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Extract*†, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract*†, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Sodium PCA, Lactic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Vanilla Isolates, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Oil*

Directions from packaging:

To Use Apply to wet hair, massage thoroughly, and rinse. Benefits defiant, curly, and coarse hair. Gentle and color safe.

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