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Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Shave Butter Crème (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Shave Butter Crème (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 Coconut & Hibiscus Shave Butter Crème (2016 formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: November 2016

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
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • 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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERINE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DEIONIZED WATER

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

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

Limited
CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM (ALEXANDRIAN LAUREL) OIL
Appeared as: CALOPHYLLUM INOPHILLUM (TAMANU) OIL

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) BUTTER
Appeared as: PERSEA GATISSIMA (AVOCADO) BUTTER

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

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

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair
SQUALENE
Appeared as: VEGETABLE SQUALENE

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

None
SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LAUROYL BACTYLATE (COCONUT OIL)

Fair
MYRISTIC ACID
Appeared as: MYRISTIC ACID (PALM OIL)

Limited
HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA (ROSELLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA EXTRACT

Limited
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: WILLOW BARK EXTRACT

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
COCONUT FATTY ACID
Appeared as: COCONUT FATTY ACIDS

Fair
FATTY ACIDS
Appeared as: PALM OIL FATTY ACIDS

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: VITAMIN E

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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

None

Limited
BISABOLOL
Appeared as: ALPHA BISABOLOL (CHAMOMILE EXTRACT)

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair
ALLANTOIN
Appeared as: ALLANTOIN (COMFREY ROOT EXTRACT)

Limited

Limited
JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS FRUIT OIL
Appeared as: JUNIPER OIL

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Deionized Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, African Black Soap, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Argan Oil, Calophyllum Inophillum (Tamanu) Oil, Persea Gatissima (Avocado) Butter, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cascarilla Bark Extract, Vegetable Squalene, jojoba Oil, Sodium Lauroyl Bactylate (Coconut Oil), Myristic Acid (Palm Oil). Hibiscus Sabdariffa Extract, Willow Bark Extract, Vitamin A, Coconut Fatty Acids, Palm Oil Fatty Acids, Vitamin E (Gluten Free), Pomegranate Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerine, Benzyl PCA, Alpha Bisabolol (Chamomile Extract), Allantoin (Comfrey Root Extract), Black Seed Oil, Juniper Oil, Essential Oil Blend (Proprietary)

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