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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

Limited

Ursa Major Stellar Shave Cream

Ursa Major Stellar Shave Cream

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Shaving Cream

BRAND

Ursa Major

DATA LAST UPDATED

December 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: 05
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL
Appeared as: CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) FLOWER OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 05
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) external analgesic, fragrance ingredient, oral health care drug, preservative, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent, masking, solvent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) PEEL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
ABIES (FIR) NEEDLE OIL
Appeared as: PSEUDOTSUGA MENZIESII (FIR) NEEDLE OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
ABIES (FIR) NEEDLE OIL
Appeared as: ABIES GRANDIS NEEDLE OIL* (GRAND FIR)
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE* (ALOE VERA)
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL* (SUNFLOWER)
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
ZINC OXIDE
Appeared as: ZINC OXIDE POWDER
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) bulking agent, colorant, skin protectant, sunscreen agent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasingagent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
SALIX NIGRA (BLACK WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX NIGRA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL PROTEIN
Appeared as: AVENA SATIVA PROTEIN (OAT)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) film former, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, film forming, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
GALACTOARABINAN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) film former, fragrance ingredient, film forming
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) NUT 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
BETULA ALBA (BIRCH) SAP
Appeared as: BETULA ALBA SAP (BIRCH)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, astringent, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsion stabilising, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
BEHENYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, binding, emollient, emulsion stabilising, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CRITHMUM MARITIMUM (SEA FENNEL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CRITHMUM MARITIMUM EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS PARADISI (PINK GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT OIL
Appeared as: ZINGIBER OFFICINALE ROOT OIL* (GINGER)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, masking, perfuming, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
VETIVERIA ZIZANOIDES ROOT OIL
Appeared as: VETIVERIA ZIZANIOIDES (VETIVER) ROOT OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ABIES BALSAMEA (BALSAM) OIL
Appeared as: ABIES BALSAMEA OIL* (FIR BALSAM)
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
SANTALUM SPICATUM (SANDALWOOD) OIL
Appeared as: SANTALUM SPICATUM (SANDALWOOD) WOOD OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
TANACETUM ANNUUM (BLUE TANSY) FLOWER OIL
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
PICEA MARIANA OIL
Appeared as: PICEA MARIANA NEEDLE OIL* (BLACK SPRUCE)
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
VIOLA ODORATA (VIOLET) LEAF
Appeared as: VIOLA ODORATA (VIOLET) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
ARALIA L. (SPIKENARD) OIL
Appeared as: NARDOSTACHYS CHINENSIS (SPIKENARD) ROOT OIL
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT* (ROSEMARY)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antimicrobial agent, antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
DEHYDROACETIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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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

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.

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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.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

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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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