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Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave in Conditioner

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave in Conditioner product label collected on November 26, 2019 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 Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave in Conditioner is 4.

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Data last updated: November 2019

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
  • Occupational hazards
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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)

Limited

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Limited

None

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

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

None

Limited
TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (RED CLOVER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (CLOVER) FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Fair

Fair

Limited
OCTANOHYDROXAMIC ACID
Appeared as: CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID

Limited

Limited

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

Limited
CARAMEL COLOR
Appeared as: CARAMEL

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER (AQUA), BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*@, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, STEARYL ALCOHOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, PANTHENOL, GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE), SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, HYDROLYZED KERATIN, FRAGRANCE (ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND), HYDROLYZED KERATIN, MAURITIA FLEXUOSA FRUIT OIL, TOCOPHEROL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE*, HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN PG-PROPYL SILANETRIOL, TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (CLOVER) FLOWER EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED RICE PROTEIN, VINEGAR, ACETYL TETRAPEPTIDE-3, NIACIN, DEXTRAN, CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CARAMEL, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF EXTRACT

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