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by Humankind Shampoo, Lemongrass

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the by Humankind Shampoo, Lemongrass product label collected on July 25, 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 by Humankind Shampoo, Lemongrass is 2.

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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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • 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
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OIL
Appeared as: LIME ESSENTIAL OIL

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

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL
Appeared as: BERGAMOT ESSENTIAL OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSEMARY EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
BIXA ORELLANA (ANNATTO) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANNATTO SEED

Limited

Limited
POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL
Appeared as: PATCHOULI ESSENTIAL OIL

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: ROSEMARY ESSENTAIL OIL

Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) OIL
Appeared as: SAGE ESSENTIAL OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

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

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT)
Appeared as: COCONUT

Fair
ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: SUSTAINABLE PALM

Fair
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER)
Appeared as: SAFFLOWER

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER)
Appeared as: SUNFLOWER

Limited
CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE
Appeared as: VITAMIN B5

Robust

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:

Annatto Seed, bergamot essential oil, lemongrass essential oil, lime essential oil, patchouli essential oil, rosemary essentail oil, sage essential oil, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Rosemary Extract, Saponified Oils of Castor (w/Retained Glycerin), Coconut, Sustainable Palm, Safflower, Sunflower, Vitamin B5, Water.

Directions from packaging:

Lather the bar in your hands or directly on your head, then massage into hair and scalp. Rinse it out, no need to repeat.

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