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African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Styling Custard (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Styling Custard (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 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 African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Styling Custard (2016 formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM (FRAGRANCE)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED TRITICUM VULGARE PROTEIN (HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA

Limited

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

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT (ROSEMARY EXTRACT)

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

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

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII FRUIT (SHEA BUTTER)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: MANGIFERA INDICA SEED BUTTER (MANGO BUTTER)

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

Fair

None

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Aloe Vera), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract (Rosemary Extract), Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut Oil), Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive Oil), Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit (Shea Butter), Mangifera Indica Seed Butter (Mango Butter), Argania Spinosa Nut Oil (Argan Oil), Hydrolyzed Triticum Vulgare Protein (Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein), Xanthan Gum, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium 11, Imidazolidinyl Urea, DMDM Hydantoin, Polysorbate 20, Parfum (Fragrance), Benzyl Benzoate, d-Limonene, Linalool

Directions from packaging:

Usage Directions: After hair is clean & conditioned rub a generous amount of Custard between your palms. Gently finger comb section-by-section from roots to ends. Continue stretching and elongating curls until satisfied with your curl definition. Set style by air drying or sitting under a dryer for up to 25 minutes. Natural styling suggestions: This non-sticky, non-flaking formula is excellent for finger-styling as well as controlling edges and taming flyaways. Try quick and easy, wash and go styles created after showering.

Warnings from packaging:

Keep out of reach of children. Hair burns. Always keep hair away from sparks, open flames and excessive heat.

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