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Shea Moisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shea Moisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub (2016 formulation) product label collected on November 01, 2016 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 African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub (2016 formulation) is 3.

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Data last updated: November 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
EMULSIFYING WAX
Appeared as: VEGETABLE EMULSIFYING WAX

Good

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERINE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM (BITTER ORANGE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTUIM (ORANGE) EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS MEDICA LIMONIUM (LEMON) EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DEIONIZED WATER

Fair
ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) OIL
Appeared as: AFRICAN BLACK SOAP

None

Fair

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited
DECYL GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: DECYL GLUCOSIDE (COCONUT OIL)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) OIL
Appeared as: PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) SEED OIL

Limited
BISABOLOL
Appeared as: BISABOLOL (CHAMOMILE)

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
NIGELLA SATIVA (BLACK CUMIN) SEED OIL
Appeared as: NIGELLA SATIVA (BLACK) SEED OIL

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

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

Limited
TAMARINDUS INDICA EXTRACT
Appeared as: TAMARINDUS INDICA (TAMARIND) EXTRACT

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

None
TANACETUM ANNUUM (BLUE TANSY) OIL
Appeared as: MOROCCAN CAMOMILE SAUVIGE OIL

Limited
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: VACCINIUM MYRTILUS (BILBERRY) EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
ACER SACCHARUM (SUGAR MAPLE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SUGAR MAPLE EXTRACT

Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: TEA TREE OIL

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Deionized Water, African Black Soap, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Glycerine, Vegetable Emulsifying. Wax, Stearic Acid, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Myristic Acid, Coconut Fatty Acid, Decyl Glucoside (Coconut Oil), Salicylic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Bisabolol (Chamomile), Nigella Sativa (Black) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Tamarindus Indica (Tamarind) extract, Olea Europea (Olive) Oil, Moroccan Camomile Sauvige Oil, Vaccinium Myrtilus (Bilberry) Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Sugar Maple Extract, Citrus Aurantuim (Orange) Extract, Citrus Medica Limonium (lemon) Extract, Tea Tree Oil.

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