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Shea Moisture Head to Toe Wash & Shampoo, Red Bush & Babassu (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shea Moisture Head to Toe Wash & Shampoo, Red Bush & Babassu (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 11, 2014 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 Head to Toe Wash & Shampoo, Red Bush & Babassu (2014 formulation) is 2.

Data last updated: November 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Miscellaneous
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Use restrictions
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DEIONIZED WATER

Limited
DECYL GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: DECYL GLUCOSIDE (SUGAR BEETS)

• Use restrictions (low)

None
LAUROYL LACTYLIC ACID
Appeared as: LAUROYL LACTYLATE (PALM KERNEL)

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) OIL
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) OIL (*CERTIFIED ORAGANIC INGREDIENT)

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL (*CERTIFIED ORAGANIC INGREDIENT)

Limited

Limited

Limited
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ASPALATHUS LINERARIS (ROOIBOS) LEAF EXTRACT

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

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

None
KINGINKA EKISU
Appeared as: LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Deionized Water, Decyl Glucoside (Sugar Beets), Lauroyl Lactylate (Palm Kernel), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Oil (*Certified Oraganic Ingredient), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (*Certified Oraganic Ingredient), Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Aspalathus Lineraris (Rooibos) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Guar, Essential Oil Blend, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower, Lonicera Japonica (HoneySuckle) Flower Extract

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