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Ambi Skincare Black Soap With Shea Butter

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Ambi Skincare Black Soap With Shea Butter 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 Ambi Skincare Black Soap With Shea Butter is 5.

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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
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Neurotoxicity
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Limited
D&C YELLOW NO. 10 (CI 47005)
Appeared as: YELLOW 10

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ZINC, ANILINE, and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
D&C ORANGE NO. 4 (CI 15510)
Appeared as: ORANGE 4

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

None

Robust

Limited

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

None

Limited

None

Fair

Fair

None

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

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

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

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

None

Limited
PENTASODIUM DTPA
Appeared as: PENTASODIUM PENTETATE

Limited
D&C RED NO. 33 (CI 17200)
Appeared as: RED 33

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE)

Limited
D&C GREEN NO. 5 (CI 61570)
Appeared as: GREEN 5

• Contamination concerns (DISPERSE VIOLET 1)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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:

SODIUM TALLOWATE, WATER, SODIUM COCOATE OR SODIUM PALM KERNELATE, GLYCERIN, SODIUM STEARATE, SODIUM DILINOLEATE, STEARIC ACID, SORBITOL, FRAGRANCE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, POTASSIUM TALLOWATE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) EXTRACT, POTASSIUM COCOATE, POTASSIUM STEARATE, PENTASODIUM PENTETATE, TETRASODIUM EDTA, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, IRON OXIDES, RED 33, GREEN 5, YELLOW 10, ORANGE 4, ULTRAMARINES

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