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Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Oil

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

● BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) OIL
● BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII OIL
● SHEA BUTTER OIL

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Oil is a liquid fraction obtained from ButyrospermumParkii (Shea Butter) (q.v.).

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

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Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
9 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

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