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Cantu for Natural Hair Curling Cream, Coconut

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Cantu for Natural Hair Curling Cream, Coconut product label collected on July 02, 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 Cantu for Natural Hair Curling Cream, Coconut is 4.

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Data last updated: July 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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA; EAU)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

Limited

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

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

Limited
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED OIL
Appeared as: MANGIFERA INDICA (SEED) OIL

Fair

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

Fair
AZADIRACHTA INDICA (NEEM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: MELIA AZADIRACHTA (NEEM) SEED OIL

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

Limited
LAMINARIA HYPERBOREA EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA CLOUSTONI (SEA KELP) EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER (AQUA, EAU), CANOLA OIL, GLYCERIN, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), CETEARETH-20, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, GLYCOL STEARATE, PETROLATUM, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, MANGIFERA INDICA (SEED) OIL, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA (MACADAMIA) SEED OIL, MELIA AZADIRACHTA (NEEM) SEED OIL, DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OIL, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL, SILK AMINO ACIDS, LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT, LAMINARIA CLOUSTONI (SEA KELP) EXTRACT, SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACT, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT, URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACT, PEG-75, POLYQUATERNIUM-10, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, COUMARIN, BENZYL BENZOATE, HEXYL CINNAMAL.

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