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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Cantu Shea Butter Shea Butter Moisturizing Cream Shampoo

EWG scientists reviewed Cantu Shea Butter Shea Butter Moisturizing Cream Shampoo 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 Cantu Shea Butter Shea Butter Moisturizing Cream Shampoo is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
COCAMIDE MEAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: None
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PEG-6 CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDESContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PEG-150 PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRASTEARATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
LAURETH-10Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LAURAMIDE DEAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
AMINOMETHYL PROPANOLEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, OXAZOLIDINE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE
YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
GLYCOL DISTEARATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 6 ALUMINUM LAKE
YELLOW 6 ALUMINUM LAKE (CI 15985)
Use restrictions
Data: None
LAURYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE
C14 16 ALPHA OLEFIN SULFONATE
None Identified
Data: None
ACRYLATES CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HONEYNone Identified
Data: None
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
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