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African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Anti Frizz Conditioning Gel

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Anti Frizz Conditioning Gel product label collected on January 18, 2018 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 African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Anti Frizz Conditioning Gel is 7.

Data last updated: January 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

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
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

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
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: CI 19140/YELLOW 5

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair
CI 42090 (FD&C BLUE NO. 1 OR D&C BLUE NO. 4)
Appeared as: CI 42090/BLUE 1

• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

None

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

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/MINERAL OIL

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: MANGIFERA INDICA SEED BUTTER/MANGO BUTTER

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL/ARGAN OIL

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

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA OIL/COCONUT OIL

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT/ROSEMARY EXTRACT

Limited

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

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

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA OIL/SOYBEAN OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: PERSIA GRATISSIMA OIL/AVOCADO OIL

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

Fair

Fair

Limited

• 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:

WATER/AQUA, ISOCETETH-20, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/MINERAL OIL, GLYCERIN, OLETH-2, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII /SHEA BUTTER, MANGIFERA INDICA SEED BUTTER/MANGO BUTTER, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL/ARGAN OIL, OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL/OLIVE OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA OIL/COCONUT OIL, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT/ROSEMARY EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT/ALOE EXTRACT, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT/GINSENG EXTRACT, GLYCINE SOJA OIL/SOYBEAN OIL, PERSIA GRATISSIMA OIL/AVOCADO OIL, RETINYL PALMITATE, TOCOPHEROL, ASCORBIC ACID, BIOTIN, LINOLEIC ACID, PANTHENOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CI 19140/YELLOW 5, CI 16035/RED 40, CI 42090/BLUE 1, FRAGRANCE/PARFUM, BENZYL BENZOATE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, COUMARIN, D-LIMONENE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, LILIAL, LYRAL, ALPHA ISOMETHYL IONONE.

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