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Grown Alchemist Shaving Gel

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Grown Alchemist Shaving Gel product label collected on June 27, 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 Grown Alchemist Shaving Gel is 3.

Data last updated: June 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

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

Good
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Appeared as: COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE (PLANT)

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

Limited
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE (PLANT)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (PURIFIED WATER)

Limited
DECYL GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: DECYL GLUCOSIDE (PLANT)

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

None
SANTALUM SPICATA (SANDALWOOD) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SANTALUM SPICATA (SANDALWOOD) WOOD OIL

Limited

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

Limited
SODIUM PHYTATE
Appeared as: SODIUM PHYTATE (PLANT)

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

Limited
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) OIL
Appeared as: SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) FLOWER OIL

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

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

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For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (Purified Water), Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate (Plant), Decyl Glucoside (Plant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Plant), Santalum Spicata (Sandalwood) Wood Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Sodium Phytate (Plant), Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Flower Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin) Peel Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil, Salix Alba (White Willow) Bark Extract, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Seed Oil, Myroxylon Pereirae (Peru Balsam) Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Linalool (Plant), Limonene (Plant), Farnesol (Plant), Benzyl Benzoate (Plant).

Directions from packaging:

Apply after cleansing to warm, damp skin to assist softening the hair follicle. Massage gently until lather appears, rinse off with cool water. Suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin.

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