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SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Body Wash (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Body Wash (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 04, 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 SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Body Wash (2016 formulation) is 2.

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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 LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Use restrictions
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

None
SAPONIFIED COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCONUT OIL SOAP

None
SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE (PALM KERNEL)

Limited
GLYCOL STEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCOL STEARATE (PALM KERNEL)

Fair
ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: STEARAMINDE (PALM KERNEL)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DEIONIZED WATER

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

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B-5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None
SODIUM LAUROYL SILK AMINO ACIDS
Appeared as: SODIUM LLAUROYL HYDROLYZED SILK (SILK PROTEINS)

• Use restrictions (low)

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
PAPAIN
Appeared as: PAPAIN (PAPAYA EXTRACT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM FLOWER EXTRACT (HONEYSUCKLE)

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

None

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT MILK
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA MILK (COCONUT)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Coconut Oil Soap, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (Palm Kernel), Glycol Stearate (Palm Kernel), Stearaminde (Palm Kernel), Deionized Water, Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut) (Certified Organic), Essential Oil Blend, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5), Sodium Llauroyl Hydrolyzed Silk (Silk Proteins), Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Papain (Papaya Extract), Lonicera Caprifolium Flower Extract (Honeysuckle), Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract (Japanese Honeysuckle), Songyi Mushroom Extract, Cocos Nucifera Milk (Coconut)

Directions from packaging:

Apply to washcloth or hands to cleanse entire body or add a capful to warm water to create a spa bath.

Warnings from packaging:

Natural and certified organic ingredients may vary in color and consistency. If irritation occurs, discontinue use.WARNING: This product contains a chemical known in the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/.

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