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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Shea Moisture Organic African Black Soap Shea Butter Wash

EWG scientists reviewed Shea Moisture Organic African Black Soap Shea Butter Wash 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 Shea Moisture Organic African Black Soap Shea Butter Wash is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
UNSPECIFIED OILS
ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND
Miscellaneous
Data: None
SALICYLIC ACIDEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) OIL
SANTALUM ALBUM ESSENTIAL OIL (SANDALWOOD)
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SAPONIFIED COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
COCONUT OIL SOAP
None Identified
Data: None
DECYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
LAUROYL LACTYLIC ACID
LAUROYL LACTYLATE (PALM KERNEL)
None Identified
Data: None
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) BEADSNone Identified
Data: Limited
DEAD SEA SALTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (AFRICAN OIL PALM) OIL
AFRICAN BLACK SOAP
None Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
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