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Data last updated:
June 2009

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Green By Nature Banana Shea Body Butter (2009 formulation)

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EWG scientists reviewed Green By Nature Banana Shea Body Butter (2009 formulation) 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 Green By Nature Banana Shea Body Butter (2009 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
MALIC ACIDIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE, METHYLPARABEN, TRICLOSAN)
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM (BITTER ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PRUNUS PERSICA (PEACH) KERNEL EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
YOGURT POWDERNone Identified
Data: Limited
MUSA SAPIENTUM (PLANTAIN) FRUIT EXTRACT
MUSA SAPIENTUM (BANANA) FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSA MOSCHATA (MUSK ROSE) SEED OIL
ROSA MOSCHATA SEED OIL (ROSE HIP OIL)
None Identified
Data: None
SORBITAN OLIVATENone Identified
Data: None
PISTACIA VERA (PISTACHIO NUT) SEED OIL
PISTACIA VERA SEED OIL (PISTACHIO OIL)
None Identified
Data: Limited
VEGETABLE OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
HONEYInnocuous
Data: Robust


About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer