EWG scientists reviewed Monave Shea Butter Hand, Face and Body Lotion (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 Monave Shea Butter Hand, Face and Body Lotion (2009 formulation) is 1.
|LECITHIN||Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions|
|CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) OIL|
SWEET ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL
|Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL|
|Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity|
|Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)|
|MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL|
PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL.
|Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions|
|ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)||Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions|
|SEAWEED EXTRACT||None Identified|
|XANTHAN GUM||None Identified|
|PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL|
|PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL||None Identified|
|BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)|
UNREFINED SHEA BUTTER
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
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