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Frank Body, Caffeinated Scalp Scrub

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Frank Body, Caffeinated Scalp Scrub product label collected on July 02, 2020 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 Frank Body, Caffeinated Scalp Scrub is 4.

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Data last updated: July 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

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

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

Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE ROOT EXTRACT

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited
JUGLANS REGIA (PERSIAN WALNUT) SHELL POWDER
Appeared as: JUGLANS REGIA (WALNUT) SHELL POWDER

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

Limited
COFFEA ARABICA (ARABIAN COFFEE) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: COFFEA ARABICA (COFFEE) SEED EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

Limited
MENTHA ARVENSIS (WILD MINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA ARVENSIS LEAF OIL

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: SODIUM CHLORIDE (SALT)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Fair

Fair

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

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER (AQUA), JUGLANS REGIA (WALNUT) SHELL POWDER, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, PUMICE, LAURYL GLUCOSIDE, XANTHAN GUM, COFFEA ARABICA (COFFEE) SEED EXTRACT, SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE ROOT EXTRACT, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL, MENTHA ARVENSIS LEAF OIL, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, CAFFEINE, LECITHIN, SODIUM CHLORIDE (SALT), TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E), POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM CITRATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, ALCOHOL.

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