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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Marula Miracle Therapy Moisture Shampoo

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Alba Botanica Hawaiian Marula Miracle Therapy Moisture Shampoo product label collected on July 04, 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 Alba Botanica Hawaiian Marula Miracle Therapy Moisture Shampoo is 3.

Data last updated: July 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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
None

• 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)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
ALEURITES MOLUCCANA (KUKUI) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ALEURITES MOLUCCANA SEED OIL

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited
JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA (VIRGINIA RED CEDAR) OIL
Appeared as: JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

Limited

None
SCLEROCARYA BIRREA OIL
Appeared as: SCLEROCARYA BIRREA (MARULA) SEED OIL

None

Limited

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) WATER
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA WATER (COCONUT)

None

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Fair

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Robust

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair

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

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

AQUA (WATER), ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE(1), COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE, GLYCERIN, SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE, ALEURITES MOLUCCANA SEED OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER(1), CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA OIL, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL, SCLEROCARYA BIRREA (MARULA) SEED OIL, CHENOPODIUM QUINOA SEED(1), COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT JUICE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) WATER, GARDENIA TAHITENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, TOCOPHEROL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ALCOHOL, BABASSU OIL POLYGLYCERYL-4 ESTERS, CITRIC ACID, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, HEPTYL GLUCOSIDE, LINOLEIC ACID, LINOLENIC ACID, PANTHENOL, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SUCROSE LAURATE, SUCROSE MYRISTATE, TRIETHYL CITRATE, VANILLIN, BENZYL ALCOHOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, LINALOOL, LIMONENE

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