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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2009

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Monave Vegan Shea Butter Hand, Face, and Body Lotion (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Monave Vegan 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 Vegan Shea Butter Hand, Face, and Body Lotion (2009 formulation) is 1.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) OIL
ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
LAVENDER HYDROSOL
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROL
VITAMIN E
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL.
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SEAWEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
WATER
(DISTILLED)
Innocuous
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