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Cantu Cream Pomade, Shea Butter

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Cantu Cream Pomade, Shea Butter product label collected on December 17, 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 Cream Pomade, Shea Butter is 4.

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Data last updated: December 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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • 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
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)

Limited

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

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

Fair
CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CANNABIS SATIVA SEED OIL (HEMP)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA; EAU)

Limited

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

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

None
ADANSONIA DIGITATA OIL
Appeared as: ADANSONIA DIGITATA OIL (BAOBAB)

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

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

Limited
ARCTIUM LAPPA (BURDOCK) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARCTIUM LAPPA ROOT EXTRACT (BURDOCK ROOT)

Limited
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA OLEIFERA LEAF EXTRACT (GREEN TEA)

Limited
PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA (INDIAN GOOSEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA FRUIT EXTRACT (AMLA)

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

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:

WATER (AQUA, EAU), POLYQUATERNIUM-37, CANNABIS SATIVA SEED OIL (HEMP), CAFFEINE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, MORINGA OLEIFERA SEED OIL (MORINGA), ADANSONIA DIGITATA OIL (BAOBAB), ALEURITES MOLUCCANA SEED OIL (KUKUI NUT), COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, HONEY EXTRACT, PANTHENOL, HYDROLYZED QUINOA, ARCTIUM LAPPA ROOT EXTRACT (BURDOCK ROOT), CAMELLIA OLEIFERA LEAF EXTRACT (GREEN TEA), PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA FRUIT EXTRACT (AMLA), GLYCERIN, TOCOPHEROL ACETATE (VITAMIN E), CORN STARCH MODIFIED, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6, PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, CITRIC ACID, LINALOOL, BENZYL BENZOATE, COUMARIN, HEXYL CINNAMAL.

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