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SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo (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 Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo (2016 formulation) is 1.

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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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Use restrictions
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DEIONIZED WATER

Limited
DECYL GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: DECYL GLUCOSIDE (SUGAR BEETS)

• Use restrictions (low)

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

• Use restrictions (low)

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

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

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

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (PROVITAMIN B5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

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

None

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: VITAMIN E

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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

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

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:

Deionized Water, Decyl Glucoside (Sugar Beets), African Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter, Certified Organic), Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Argan Oil, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Rosemary Extract, Sea Kelp Extract, Vitamin E, Lonicera Caprifolium Flower Extract (Honeysuckle), Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract (Japanese Honeysuckle)

Directions from packaging:

Apply to wet hair and gently massage into a rich lather. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary.

Warnings from packaging:

Natural and certified organic ingredients may vary in color and consistency. If irritation occurs, discontinue use.

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