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Cantu Shea Butter Hypoallergenic Shampoo

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Cantu Shea Butter Hypoallergenic Shampoo product label collected on August 19, 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 Cantu Shea Butter Hypoallergenic Shampoo is 2.

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

None

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

None

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
SODIUM METHYL OLEYL TAURATE
Appeared as: SODIUM METHYL OLEOYL TAURATE

Fair
BETA-GLUCAN
Appeared as: BETA-GLUCAN (OAT)

Limited
SERENOA SERRULATA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SERENOA SERRULATA FRUIT EXTRACT (SAW PALMETTO)

Limited
ARCTIUM LAPPA (BURDOCK) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARCTIUM LAPPA ROOT EXTRACT (BURDOCK ROOT)

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT

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

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

None

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (PROVITAMIN B-5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

None

Fair

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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), COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, SODIUM LAUROYL METHYL ISETHIONATE, SODIUM METHYL OLEOYL TAURATE, (OAT) BETA-GLUCAN, SERENOA SERRULATA FRUIT EXTRACT (SAW PALMETTO), ARCTIUM LAPPA ROOT EXTRACT (BURDOCK ROOT), CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT, THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, WHEAT AMINO ACIDS, PANTHENOL (PROVITAMIN B-5), ALLANTOIN, RAPHANUS SATIVUS (RADISH) SEED EXTRACT, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, CETYL HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, COCO-GLUCOSIDE, GLYCERIN, GLYCOL DISTEARATE, HYDROXYPROLINE, LACTIC ACID, LAURETH-4, LAURYL GLUCOSIDE, PEG-150 PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRASTEARATE, PEG-6. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDES, POLYACRYLAMIDOPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, SODIUM PCA, SODIUM XYLENESULFONATE.

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