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Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Chamomile & Argan Oil Baby Head-to-Toe Ointment (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Chamomile & Argan Oil Baby Head-to-Toe Ointment (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 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 Raw Shea Chamomile & Argan Oil Baby Head-to-Toe Ointment (old formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited
VEGETABLE FATTY ACID
Appeared as: OLUS OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
FRANKINCENSE OIL
Appeared as: BOSWELLIA SERRATA OIL (FRANKINCENSE)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
Appeared as: RAW BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER

Limited

Limited
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL
Appeared as: CENTHERA BIENNIS OIL (EVENING PRIMROSE)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS OIL (JOJOBA)

Fair
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS OIL (SAFFLOWER)

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA OIL (COCONUT)

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA NUT OIL (ARGAN)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: NATURAL WAX BLEND (CARNAUBA NON-GMO SOY)

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL (AVOCADO)

None
ROSA RUBIGINOSA SEED OIL
Appeared as: ROSA RUBIGINOSA SEED OIL (ROSEHIP)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA OIL (OLIVE)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVENDER OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA (ANTHEMIS NOBILIS) FLOWER EXTRACT

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) EXTRACT
Appeared as: MYRRH EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Raw Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Olus Oil, Centhera Biennis Oil (Evening Primrose), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil (Jojoba), Carthamus Tinctorius Oil (Safflower), Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut), Argania Spinosa Nut Oil (Argan), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Natural Wax Blend, (Carnauba, Non-GMO Soy), Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado), Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil (Rosehip), Olea Europaea Oil (Olive), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Calendula Extract, Lavender Oil, Rose Extract, Chamomilla (Anthemis Nobilis) Flower Extract, Boswellia Serrata Oil (Frankincense), Myrrh Extract

Directions from packaging:

Apply to baby's chapped lips, cheeks, hands, arms and legs. Apply liberally to baby's bottom with each diaper change, or as needed Shake well, natural ingredients tend to settle..

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