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Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Lotion

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Lotion product label collected on October 07, 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 Organic Raw Shea Butter Lotion is 4.

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Data last updated: October 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
  • 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)

Fair

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Robust

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE (COCONUT OIL DERIVED)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

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

Fair

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

Limited
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA EXTRACT
Appeared as: MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA (KELP) EXTRACT

Limited
COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) RESIN EXTRACT
Appeared as: COMMIPHORA MYRRHA RESIN (MYRRH) EXTRACT

Limited
BOSWELLIA SERRATA EXTRACT
Appeared as: BOSWELLIA SERRATA (FRANKINCENSE) EXTRACT

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

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:

WATER, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*~, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE (COCONUT OIL DERIVED), GLYCERYL STEARATE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE), CETYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, STEARYL ALCOHOL, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, XANTHAN GUM, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, ALLANTOIN, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL (ARGAN) OIL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA (KELP) EXTRACT, COMMIPHORA MYRRHA RESIN (MYRRH) EXTRACT, BOSWELLIA SERRATA (FRANKINCENSE) EXTRACT, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, GLYCERYL UNDECYLENATE, FRAGRANCE (ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND)

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