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Shea Moisture Three Butters Wash & Scrub Body Wash (2013 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shea Moisture Three Butters Wash & Scrub Body Wash (2013 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 Three Butters Wash & Scrub Body Wash (2013 formulation) is 5.

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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_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINOL (VITAMIN A)
Appeared as: VITAMIN A

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

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DEIONIZED WATER

None
SAPONIFIED COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCONUT OIL SOAP

None
SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LAUROYL LACTATE (PALM OIL)

Limited
GLYCOL STEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCOL STEARATE (PALM KERNEL)

Limited
STEARAMIDE
Appeared as: STEARAMIDE (PALM KERNEL)

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: COMFREY ROOT EXTRACT

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Fair
CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM
Appeared as: GUAR GUM

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

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

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM FLOWER EXTRACT (HONEYSUCKLE)

Limited
LONICERA JAPONICA (JAPANESE HONEYSUCKLE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LONICERA JAPONICA FLOWER EXTRACT (JAPANESE HONEYSUCKLE)

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:

Deionized Water, Coconut Oil Soap, Sodium Lauroyl Lactate (Palm Oil), Glycol Stearate (Palm Kernel), Stearamide (Palm Kernel), Raw Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Organic Shea Butter), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Vitamin A, Comfrey Root Extract, Vegetable Protein, Guar Gum, Chamomile Extract, Bergamot Oil, Orange Oil, Essential Oil Blend (Proprietary), Lonicera Caprifolium Flower Extract (Honeysuckle), Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract (Japanese Honeysuckle)

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