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Anthony Shave Cream

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Anthony Shave Cream product label collected on December 08, 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 Anthony Shave Cream is 8.

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Data last updated: December 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

None

• 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)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)

Fair

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

Fair
BHT

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER; EAU)

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

Fair

Fair

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

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

None
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
OCIMUM BASILICUM (SWEET BASIL) OIL
Appeared as: OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) OIL

None

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

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

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

None

Limited

None

None

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)

None

None

None

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

None
HYDROXYPROPYL GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: HYDROXYPROPYL GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

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.

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:

Aqua (Water, Eau), Stearic Acid, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Methyl Gluceth-20, Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylate, Myristic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Propanediol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Panthenol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Squalane, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Jojoba Esters, Coconut Alkanes, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Menthoxypropanediol, C18-36 Acid Glycol Ester, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium, Parfum (Fragrance), Polyquaternium-7, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Potassium Sorbate, Limonene

Directions from packaging:

Dampen your clean face with warm water. Dispense a half dollar sized amount of shave cream into hands and apply evenly to face. Shave. Rinse off. Follow with Anthony After Shave Balm or your favorite Anthony moisturizer. If applying with a brush, apply a small amount to the tip of the brush, wet and apply to the skin in a circular motion, to lift facial hair.

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