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Product score: 05

Data Availability:

Limited

Unwash Charcoal Detox Scalp Scrub

Unwash Charcoal Detox Scalp Scrub

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CATEGORY

Exfoliant/Scrub

BRAND

Unwash

DATA LAST UPDATED

March 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    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: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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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: 01
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, hair conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM LAUROYL METHYL ISETHIONATE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL STEARATE SE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 04
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, cleansing, foam boosting, hair conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, stabilising, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 02
LAURYL GLUCOSIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM METHYL OLEYL TAURATE
Appeared as: SODIUM METHYL OLEOYL TAURATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, antistatic, cleansing, foaming, surfactant
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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
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PELVETIA CANALICULATA (CHANNELLED WRACK) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PELVETIA CANALICULATA EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 05
BENZYL SALICYLATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, ultraviolet light absorber, masking, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
HEXYL CINNAMAL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 06
LYRAL
Appeared as: HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
Appeared as: CHARCOAL POWDER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, colorant, opacifying agent, cosmetic colorant
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTHENOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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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
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, perfuming, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
XYLITOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 05
POLYQUATERNIUM-7
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, film former, hair fixative, antistatic, film forming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
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Ingredient score: 01
MALTITOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, masking, moisturising, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ALGIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, fragrance ingredient, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, masking, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 02
BISABOLOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning, soothing
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
MENTHYL LACTATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, masking, refreshing
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Ingredient score: 01
MANNITOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, flavoring agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, binding, masking, moisturising, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 02
MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, emulsion stabilizer, slip modifier;viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
XYLITYLGLUCOSIDE ANHYDROXYLITOL XYLITOL
Appeared as: XYLITYLGLUCOSIDE. ANHYDROXYLITOL
Data Availability: None
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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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Ingredient score: 01
LITHIUM MAGNESIUM SODIUM SILICATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) bulking agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, bulking, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (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: 02
COCO-GLUCOSIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, foaming, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
TETRADIBUTYL PENTAERITHRITYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE
Appeared as: PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMAT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate , Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate , Glyceryl Stearate SE , Cocamidopropyl Betaine , Hydroxyethylcellulose , Lauryl Glucoside , Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate , Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Pelvetia Canaliculata Extract , Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde , Charcoal Powder , Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Panthenol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Xylitol, Polyquaternium-7, Maltitol, Algin, Bisabolol, Menthyl Lactate, Mannitol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Xylitylglucoside. Anhydroxylitol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Lithium Magnesium Sodium Silicate , Benzyl Alcohol, Coco-Glucoside, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamat

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.


PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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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.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

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.

Score legend

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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