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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2015

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Shea Moisture Organic African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo

EWG scientists reviewed Shea Moisture Organic African Black Soap Deep Cleansing 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 Shea Moisture Organic African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
SALICYLIC ACIDEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE VERA LEAF JUICE
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
MELIA AZADIRACHTA (NEEM) SEED OIL
MELIA AZADIRACHTA SEED OIL (NEEM)
None Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) OIL
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII OIL (SHEA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
ROSEMARY EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA (RIBWORT PLANTAIN) LEAF EXTRACT
PLANTAIN EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
SALIX ALBA (WILLOW BARK) EXTRACT
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CHARCOAL POWDERNone Identified
Data: Limited
ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (AFRICAN OIL PALM) OIL
AFRICAN BLACK SOAP
None Identified
Data: Fair
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) OIL
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL (JOJOBA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROL
VITAMIN E
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DECYL GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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