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Andalou Naturals Botanical Shave Cream, Lavender Thyme

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Andalou Naturals Botanical Shave Cream, Lavender Thyme product label collected on September 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 Andalou Naturals Botanical Shave Cream, Lavender Thyme is 2.

Data last updated: September 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT (WHITE TEA)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

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

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER (AQUA)

None

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) SEED OIL

None
MALUS DOMESTICA FRUIT CELL CULTURE
Appeared as: MALUS DOMESTICA (APPLE) FRUIT CELL CULTURE EXTRACT

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT CELL EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
ARONIA MELANOCARPA (BLACK CHOKEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARONIA MELANOCARPA FRUIT EXTRACT

None
LYCIUM CHINENSE FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LYCIUM BARBARUM (GOJI) FRUIT] EXTRACT

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) LEAF EXTRACT

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS (LAVENDER) FLOWER OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

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

Fair

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

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:

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Purified Water (Aqua), Potassium Stearate, Vegetable Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Allantoin, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil*, Fruit Stem Cells [Malus Domestica (Apple) Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Cell Extract] and BioActive Berry Complex [Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract*, Aronia Melanocarpa Fruit Extract*, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract*], Panthenol, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract*, Bisabolol, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract*†, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender) Flower Oil*, Citral**, Limonene**, Geraniol**, Linalool** *Certified Organic Ingredients **Component of Essential Oil †Fair Trade Ingredients

Directions from packaging:

Apply thin layer over warm, damp skin. Shave with a sharp, clean blade, rinsing razor frequently. Rinse clean.

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