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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
November 2016

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Shea Moisture African Black Soap Acne Prone Face & Body Bar

EWG scientists reviewed Shea Moisture African Black Soap Acne Prone Face & Body Bar 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 African Black Soap Acne Prone Face & Body Bar is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
UNSPECIFIED OILS
ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND
Miscellaneous
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)Use restrictions, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
AFRICAN BUTTER
AFRICAN SHEA BUTTER
None Identified
Data: None
AVENA SATIVA (OAT)
OATS
None Identified
Data: Fair
PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA (RIBWORT PLANTAIN) LEAF EXTRACT
PLANTAIN EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
VEGETABLE GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
ROSEMARY EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (AFRICAN OIL PALM) OIL
AFRICAN BLACK SOAP BASE
None Identified
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROL
VITAMIN E
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM CARBONATE
PALM ASH
Use restrictions
Data: Fair


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