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Shea Moisture African Water Mint & Ginger Detox Hand & Body Scrub

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shea Moisture African Water Mint & Ginger Detox Hand & Body Scrub product label collected on December 17, 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 African Water Mint & Ginger Detox Hand & Body Scrub is 3.

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Data last updated: December 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • 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)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
SUCROSE
Appeared as: SUGAR

Fair

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

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

• Use restrictions (low)

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

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ZINGIBER OFFICINALIS EXTRACT,

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited
MENTHA AQUATICA (WATER MINT) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: MENTHA AQUATICA LEAF EXTRACT

Limited
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
Appeared as: CHARCOAL

None
OPUNTIA FICUS-INDICA STEM EXTRACT
Appeared as: OPUNTIA FICUS-INDICA FLOWER EXTRACT

None

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

SUGAR, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL, GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE), GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*~, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, ZINGIBER OFFICINALIS EXTRACT,MENTHA AQUATICA LEAF EXTRACT, CHARCOAL, OPUNTIA FICUS-INDICA FLOWER EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT, GLYCERYL UNDECYLENATE, FRAGRANCE (ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND)

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