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Product score: 05

Data Availability:

Limited

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Conditioning Design Foam (2018 formulation)

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Conditioning Design Foam (2018 formulation)

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CATEGORY

Styling Mousse/Foam

BRAND

Shea Moisture

DATA LAST UPDATED

August 2018

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • MODERATE
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM MALTODEXTRIN CROSSPOLYMER
Appeared as: MALTODEXTRIN/VP COPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) suspending agent - nonsurfactant, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 04
COCONUT OIL CLEANSING COMPLEX
Appeared as: COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE (COCONUT) OIL
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE)
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYQUATERNIUM-72
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTHENOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT JUICE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 04
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) EXTRACT
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent -occlusive, deodorant, masking, refreshing, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, masking, moisturising, skin conditioning, smoothing, solvent
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER^ (SHEA)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosityincreasing agent - nonaqueous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLUCONOLACTONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, solvent
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Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Maltodextrin/VP Copolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Coconut Oil), Glycerin (Vegetable), Polyquaternium-72, Panthenol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*^, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Benzoate, Gluconolactone, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend)

Warnings from packaging:

If irritation occurs, discontinue use.

Product's animal testing policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.


PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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