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Cantu Shea Butter Cleansing Pre Shave Scrub for Men

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Cantu Shea Butter Cleansing Pre Shave Scrub for Men 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 Cantu Shea Butter Cleansing Pre Shave Scrub for Men is 4.

Data last updated: July 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

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
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • 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

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

Good

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

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

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: JAPANESE GREEN TEA EXTRACT

• 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)

Fair

Fair

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SUNFLOWER OIL

Limited

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

Limited

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Limited
SALIX NIGRA (BLACK WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX NIGRA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT

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

Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT (GINSENG)

Limited

Fair

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: DL PANTHENOL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE (ALOE)

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

Fair

Fair

• 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), COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, SORBITOL, STEARIC ACID, SUNFLOWER OIL, GLYCERIN, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, JOJOBA ESTERS, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG 100 STEARATE, CERTIFIED ORGANIC CANNABIS SATIVA SEED OIL (HEMP), BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, CAFFEINE, SALIX NIGRA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL, JAPANESE GREEN TEA EXTRACT, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT (GINSENG), URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACT, ALLANTOIN, DL PANTHENOL, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE) LEAF JUICE (DECOLORIZED), TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E), ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), CARBOMER, DISODIUM EDTA, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, LINALOOL, LIMONENE, BENZYL BENZOATE, COUMARIN, HEXYL CINNAMAL, GERANIOL, CITRAL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, BENZYL SALICYLATE, EUGENOL, ANISE ALCOHOL, CITRONELLOL.

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