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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

Limited

PiperWai Activated Charcoal Deodorant Stick, Essential Oil Scent (old formulation)

CATEGORY

Antiperspirant/Deodorant

BRAND

PiperWai

DATA LAST UPDATED

May 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 06
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 05
CITRUS RETICULATA PEEL OIL
Appeared as: Citrus Reticulata(Tangerine) Peel Oil
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Appeared as: Mentha Piperita (Peppermint ) Leaf/Stem Oil
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 02
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
TAPIOCA STARCH
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
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Ingredient score: 01
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent, emulsion stabilizer, film former, fragrance ingredient;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosity increasing agent- nonaqueous, emollient, film forming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosityincreasing agent - nonaqueous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM BICARBONATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, buffering agent, deodorant agent, oral care agent, oral health care drug;phadjuster, skin protectant, buffering, deodorant, oral care, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, emollient, masking, skin conditioning, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) opacifying agent, opacifying
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Ingredient score: 01
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract*
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, colorant, opacifying agent, cosmetic colorant
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Ingredient score: 01
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
CYMBOPOGON (LEMON GRASS) OIL
Appeared as: Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) OIL
Appeared as: Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Oil
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, skin conditioning, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredients from packaging:

Tapioca Starch, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Sodium Bicarbonate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract*, Magnesium Hydroxide, Activated Charcoal, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint ) Leaf/Stem Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Citrus Reticulata(Tangerine) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil

Directions from packaging:

Rub into underarms until completely clear, covering the entire area. Apply as needed to clean, dry skin. Reapply after bathing or exercise.

Warnings from packaging:

As with most cosmetics, we recommend using PiperWai within 6 months of opening and opening within 12 months of purchase. For external use only. Do not apply to broken skin. Do not use if you have any known allergies to the listed ingredients or to any botanicals or essential oils. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you experience a rash that is itchy or painful, discontinue use as this could indicate an allergy.

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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

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Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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