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Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Unsaponifiables

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) UNSAPONIFIABLES, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII UNSAPONIFIABLES, SHEA BUTTER UNSAPONIFIABLES, SHEA BUTTER, UNSAPONIFIABLE FRACTION, UNSAPONIFIABLE SHEA BUTTER, UNSAPONIFIABLES, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII, and UNSAPONIFIABLES, SHEA BUTTER

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Unsaponifiables is a fraction of shea butter which is notsaponified in the refining recovery of shea butter fatty acids.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

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Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
8 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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Data availability

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