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Shea Moisture Styling Gelee W/ Flaxseed Oil, Red Palm Oil & Cocoa Butter

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shea Moisture Styling Gelee W/ Flaxseed Oil, Red Palm Oil & Cocoa Butter product label collected on October 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 Styling Gelee W/ Flaxseed Oil, Red Palm Oil & Cocoa Butter 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
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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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 (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

Fair
ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) OIL

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE), MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, FRAGRANCE (ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND), THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) OIL, PANTHENOL, ALLANTOIN, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*~, LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, POLYQUATERNIUM-7, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, XANTHAN GUM, TRIETHYL CITRATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, BENZOIC ACID

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