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Data last updated:
July 2016

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SheaMoisture African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask

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EWG scientists reviewed SheaMoisture African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask 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 SheaMoisture African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
EMULSIFYING WAXMiscellaneous
Data: Limited
SALICYLIC ACIDEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL
EUCALYPTUS OIL
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BENTONITEUse restrictions
Data: Fair
BENZYL PCANone Identified
Data: None
PHYTOSTEROLSNone Identified
Data: Fair
TAMARINDUS INDICA EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACTOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
KAOLINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (AFRICAN OIL PALM) OIL
AFRICAN BLACK SOAP
None Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER
None Identified
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
TEA TREE OIL
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
OLEA EUROPAEA OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
BISABOLOLEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
SULFURIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
TOCOPHEROL
VITAMIN E
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DEHYDROACETIC ACIDOccupational hazards
Data: Fair
BUTYL AVOCADATEUse restrictions
Data: None
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OILEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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