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Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Baby Oil Rub (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Baby Oil Rub (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 Butter Baby Oil Rub (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
  • 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)

Fair
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL (CERTIFIED INGREDIENT)

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

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

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL (CERTIFIED INGREDIENT)

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL

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

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

Fair
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL (CERTIFIED INGREDIENT)

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

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) NUT OIL (CERTIFIED INGREDIENT)

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

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

Limited
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) OIL
Appeared as: BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) OIL (CERTIFIED INGREDIENT)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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

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

• 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:

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Certified Organic Ingredient), Raw Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Certified Organic Ingredient), Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil (Certified Organic Ingredient), Centhera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil (Certified Organic Ingredient), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil (Certified Organic Ingredient), Carthamus Tintorius (Safflower) Oil (Certified Organic Ingredient), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (Certified Organic Ingredient), Argania Spinosa (Argan) Nut Oil (Certified Organic Ingredient), Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil (Certified Organic Ingredient), Rosa Rubiginosa (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Oil (Certified Organic Ingredient), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Chamomile Oil, Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense) Oil, Myrrh Extract.

Directions from packaging:

Nurture, calm and moisturize with pure healing, organic oils. Gently rub into baby's skin after bath or use as a gentle, therapeutic massage oil. Shake well, natural ingredients tend to settle.

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