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Shea Moisture Honey & Black Seed No-Heat Sugar Wax (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shea Moisture Honey & Black Seed No-Heat Sugar Wax (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 Honey & Black Seed No-Heat Sugar Wax (2016 formulation) is 2.

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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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
SUCROSE
Appeared as: SUGAR (RAW BROWN)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DEIONIZED WATER

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
BISABOLOL
Appeared as: ALPHA BISABOLOL

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

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

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
ALLANTOIN
Appeared as: ALLANTOIN (COMFREY ROOT EXTRACT)

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

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) JUICE
Appeared as: LEMON JUICE

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: VITAMIN E

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
LONICERA JAPONICA (JAPANESE HONEYSUCKLE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: JAPANESE HONEYSUCKLE EXTRACT

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Sugar (Raw, Brown), Deionized Water, Honey, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Vinegar, Alpha Bisabolol, Black Seed Oil, Willow Bark Extract, Allantoin (Comfrey Root extract), Chamomile Extract, Lemon Juice, Citric Acid, Vitamin E, (Proprietary) Essential Oil Blend, Japanese Honeysuckle Extract

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