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Product score: 04

Data Availability:

Limited

Alba So Smooth Shampoo, Gardenia

Alba So Smooth Shampoo, Gardenia

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Shaving Cream

DATA LAST UPDATED

July 2022

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: 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 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: 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)
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDE
Appeared as: AMYL CINNAMAL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
BENZOIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, preservative, bulking, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (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
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: 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: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE
Data Availability: Limited
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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, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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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
DISODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, oral care agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
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Ingredient score: 01
COCO-GLUCOSIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, foaming, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL OLEATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying, perfuming
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE (1)
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ANANAS SATIVUS (PINEAPPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANANAS SATIVUS FRUIT EXTRACT (PINEAPPLE)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CARICA PAPAYA FRUIT EXTRACT (PAPAYA)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
CHENOPODIUM QUINOA SEED
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
GARDENIA JASMINOIDES (GARDENIA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: GARDENIA FLORIDA FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ZINGIBER OFFICINALE ROOT EXTRACT (GINGER)
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: 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: 01
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, film forming, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM PHYTATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, oral care agent, chelating, oral care
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, antimicrobial agent, cosmetic astringent, fragrance ingredient, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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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:

Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Chloride, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract(1), Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract(1), Chenopodium Quinoa Seed(1), Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract(1), Panthenol, Citric Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Phytate, Alcohol, Benzoic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Fragrance (Parfum), Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool.

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.

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.

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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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