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Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Spot Correcting Serum (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Spot Correcting Serum (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 Spot Correcting Serum (2016 formulation) is 4.

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
  • Miscellaneous
  • 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

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

Limited

Limited

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DEIONIZED WATER

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None
SODIUM BEHENOYL LACTYLATE
Appeared as: SODIUM BEHENOYL LACTYLATE (VEGETABLE)

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: VITAMIN C

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

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

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

None
LEPIDIUM SATIVUM (GARDEN CRESS) SPROUT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LEPIDIUM SATIVUM SPROUT EXTRACT

Limited
BISABOLOL
Appeared as: BISABOLOL (CHAMOMILLE)

• Enhanced skin absorption

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

None
SONGYI MUSHROOM EXTRACT
Appeared as: SONGYI MUSHROOM

Fair
ALLANTOIN
Appeared as: ALLANTOIN (COMFREY ROOT EXTRACT)

Limited

Limited
LONICERA JAPONICA (JAPANESE HONEYSUCKLE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LONICERA JAPONICA (JAPANESE 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, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter*, Vegetable Glycerin, Emulsifying Wax, Sodium Behenoyl Lactylate (Vegetable), Vitamin C, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Retinyl, Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Cascarilla Bark Extract, Lepidium, Sativum Sprout Extract, Bisabolol (Chamomille), Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Songyi Mushroom, Allantoin (Comfrey Root Extract), Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Proprietary Essential Oil Blend. *Certified Organic Ingredient

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