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Andalou Naturals Argan Oil & Shea Moisture Rich Deep Conditioner

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Andalou Naturals Argan Oil & Shea Moisture Rich Deep Conditioner product label collected on June 20, 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 Argan Oil & Shea Moisture Rich Deep Conditioner is 4.

Data last updated: June 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)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS (WHITE TEA) LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) JUICE
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

Limited
CAPRYLOYL GLYCINE
Appeared as: CAPRYLOYL GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

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

Limited

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) SEED OIL

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

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

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL

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

Limited

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
CARAMEL COLOR
Appeared as: CARAMEL

Limited

Limited

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

Limited
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) OIL
Appeared as: VANILLA ISOLATES

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, Capryloyl Glycerin, Sebacic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium PCA, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Seed Oil*, Panthenol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter**, Hydrolyzed Barley Protein, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Fruit Stem Cells (Malus Domestica, Solar Vitis), BioActive Berry Complex*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Amino Acid Complex (Arginine, Threonine, Serine), Tocopherol, Caramel, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Extract**, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract**, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Vanilla Isolates, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Oil*

Directions from packaging:

To Use Daily or as needed for deep treatment. Apply to clean, damp hair, working from ends up, and rinse. Style as usual. Benefits Dry, Wavy, and Curly Hair. Gentle and color safe.

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