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Kuza Naturals Jamaican Black Castor Oil (2018 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Kuza Naturals Jamaican Black Castor Oil (2018 formulation) product label collected on April 25, 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 Kuza Naturals Jamaican Black Castor Oil (2018 formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: April 2018

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
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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
PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATE
Appeared as: PEG 7 GYLCERYL COCOATE

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

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

Limited
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL
Appeared as: PEG 40 HYDROGENATED RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) OIL

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXLGLYCERIN

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

Robust

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

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

None

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

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, CETEARTH 25, PEG 7 GYLCERYL COCOATE, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL (ARGAN) OIL, PEG 40 HYDROGENATED RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) OIL, PROPANEDIOL, FRAGRANCE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXLGLYCERIN.

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