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Ursa Major Stellar Shave Cream

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Ursa Major Stellar Shave Cream product label collected on October 21, 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 Ursa Major Stellar Shave Cream is 2.

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Data last updated: October 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
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
ABIES (FIR) NEEDLE OIL
Appeared as: PSEUDOTSUGA MENZIESII (FIR) NEEDLE OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Good
CITRIC ACID
Appeared as: CITRIC ACID *DENOTES

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL* (SUNFLOWER)

Fair
ZINC OXIDE
Appeared as: ZINC OXIDE POWDER

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)

Limited

Limited
SALIX NIGRA (BLACK WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX NIGRA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT

• Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL PROTEIN
Appeared as: AVENA SATIVA PROTEIN (OAT)

Fair

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) NUT BUTTER

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
BETULA ALBA (BIRCH) SAP
Appeared as: BETULA ALBA SAP (BIRCH)

Limited

Limited

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

Limited
CRITHMUM MARITIMUM (SEA FENNEL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CRITHMUM MARITIMUM EXTRACT

Limited
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS PARADISI (PINK GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL

Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT OIL
Appeared as: ZINGIBER OFFICINALE ROOT OIL* (GINGER)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited
ABIES BALSAMEA (BALSAM) OIL
Appeared as: ABIES BALSAMEA OIL* (FIR BALSAM)

Limited
SANTALUM SPICATUM (SANDALWOOD) OIL
Appeared as: SANTALUM SPICATUM (SANDALWOOD) WOOD OIL

None

None
PICEA MARIANA OIL
Appeared as: PICEA MARIANA NEEDLE OIL* (BLACK SPRUCE)

Limited
VIOLA ODORATA (VIOLET) LEAF
Appeared as: VIOLA ODORATA (VIOLET) LEAF OIL

None
ARALIA L. (SPIKENARD) OIL
Appeared as: NARDOSTACHYS CHINENSIS (SPIKENARD) ROOT OIL

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT* (ROSEMARY)

Fair

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice*, water/aqua/eau, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, zinc oxide powder, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, glycerin, salix nigra (willow) bark extract, avena sativa (oat) protein, galactoarabinan, butyrospermum parkii (shea) nut butter, betula alba (birch) sap, arachidyl alcohol, behenyl alcohol, arachidyl glucoside, crithmum maritimum extract, citrus paradisi (pink grapefruit) peel oil, zingiber officinale (ginger) root oil*, vetiveria zizanioides (vetiver) root oil, pseudotsuga menziesii (fir) needle oil, abies balsamea (fir balsam) oil*, citrus bergamia (bergamot) peel oil, santalum spicatum (sandalwood) wood oil, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil, tanacetum annuum (blue tansy) flower oil, picea mariana (black spruce) needle oil*, viola odorata (violet) leaf oil, nardostachys chinensis (spikenard) root oil, abies grandis (grand fir) needle oil*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract*, potassium sorbate, xanthan gum, dehydroacetic acid, benzyl alcohol, citric acid *Denotes organic

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