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SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Reconstructive Finishing Elixir (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Reconstructive Finishing Elixir (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 Reconstructive Finishing Elixir (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_MODERATE

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
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

Fair
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CASTOR OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

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

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

Limited
SQUALANE
Appeared as: VEGETABLE SQUALANE

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CARROT OIL

Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL
Appeared as: MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA NUT OIL

Fair

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: AVOCADO OIL

Limited
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA EXTRACT
Appeared as: SEA KELP EXTRACT

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)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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:

Butyrospermum Parkii Oil (Shea, Certified Organic), Argan Oil, Vegetable Squalane, Carrot Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Nut Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Avocado Oil, Castor Oil, Sea Kelp Extract, Essential Oil Blend, Lonicera Caprifolium Flower Extract (Honeysuckle), Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract (Japanese Honeysuckle), Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Directions from packaging:

After styling, spray into hands and apply evenly to seal hair cuticle and add shine. Do not use during flat ironing or other heat styling.

Warnings from packaging:

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

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