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Cantu for Natural Hair Shea Butter Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Cantu for Natural Hair Shea Butter Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream product label collected on August 14, 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 for Natural Hair Shea Butter Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream is 4.

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 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
  • 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
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM

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

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

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

Limited

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

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

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

Limited

Limited
LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: VITIS VINIFERA (RED GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

Limited

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

Fair
AZADIRACHTA INDICA (NEEM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: MELIA AZADIRACHTA (NEEM) SEED OIL

Limited
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OIL
Appeared as: DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA SEED OIL

Limited

Limited

Fair

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:

AQUA (WATER), GLYCERIN, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, PROPANEDIOL, BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, POLYQUATERNIUM-11, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), CETYL ALCOHOL, POLYQUATERNIUM-10, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSORBATE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SILK AMINO ACIDS, CANOLA OIL, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE (DECOLORIZED), HYDROLYZED SILK, LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM FLOWER EXTRACT, MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA EXTRACT, SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACT, VITIS VINIFERA (RED GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT, URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACT, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL, MELIA AZADIRACHTA (NEEM) SEED OIL, DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA SEED OIL, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED OIL, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL, BENZYL BENZOATE, COUMARIN, HEXYL CINNAMAL.

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