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The Doux Bonita Afro Balm Texture Cream

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the The Doux Bonita Afro Balm Texture Cream product label collected on October 21, 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 The Doux Bonita Afro Balm Texture Cream is 5.

Data last updated: October 2020

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: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYLGLYERIN

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Fair

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited
VP/ VA COPOLYMER
Appeared as: PVP/VA COPOLYMER

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH
Appeared as: ZEA MAYS STARCH (CORN)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

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

None

Limited

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

Fair

Limited

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

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

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
LYCIUM BARBARUM (MATRIMONY VINE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LYCIUM BARBARUM (GOJI) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

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

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

None
AMINOPROPANEDIOL
Appeared as: AMINO PROPANOL

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), Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, PVP/VA Copolymer, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Canola Oil (and) Zea Mays (Corn) Starch (and) Silica, Acetylated Lanolin, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-8 Dilaurate, Ceteareth-20, Coco Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Ethylhexylglyerin, Glycereth-2 Cocoate, Stearyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Silk Amino Acids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Amino Propanol, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum).

Directions from packaging:

A little goes a long way! Apply a small amount to wet or dry hair to control frizz and sustain moisture. Best for softening and refreshing twist-outs, braid-outs, and finger styling to elongate and soften hair without flaking or sticky residue.

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