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SheaMoisture Superfruit Complex 10-in-1 Renewal System Hair & Scalp Serum, Super Fruit (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the SheaMoisture Superfruit Complex 10-in-1 Renewal System Hair & Scalp Serum, Super Fruit (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 Superfruit Complex 10-in-1 Renewal System Hair & Scalp Serum, Super Fruit (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_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • 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: FRAGRANCE (ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND)

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

None

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

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

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Fair
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS SEED OIL (SAFFLOWER)

Fair

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

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

None

Limited

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL (JOJOBA)

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Limited
LYCIUM BARBARUM (MATRIMONY VINE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LYCIUM BARBARUM FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: RUBUS IDAEUS FRUIT EXTRACT (RASPBERRY)

Limited
EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: EUTERPE OLERACEA FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
PSIDIUM GUAJAVA (GUAVA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PSIDIUM GUAJAVA FRUIT EXTRACT

Fair

Limited
IPOMOEA BATATAS (SWEET POTATO) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: IPOMOEA BATATAS EXTRACT

Limited
OCTANOHYDROXAMIC ACID
Appeared as: CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil (Safflower), Isopropyl Myristate, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive, Certified Organic), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Dicaprylyl Ether, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea, Certified Organic), Ricinus Communis Seed Oil (Castor), Simmondsia chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba), Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil (Carrot), Tocopherol, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Panthenol, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Biotin, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus Fruit Extract (Raspberry), Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Ipomoea Batatas Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Phenethyl Alcohol

Directions from packaging:

Shake well before using to get the full benefit. Apply uniformed oil serum directly to scalp and work through hair paying particular attention to the ends. For best results, leave on for one hour then cleanse and condition with 10-in-1 Renewal System Shampoo and Conditioner. Style as usual. For a nourishing boost of moisture, apply a few drops of serum as needed. Upon sitting, the product will separate into its 2 phases.

Warnings from packaging:

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

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