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Shea Moisture African Black Soap Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Gel Cleanser W/ Aloe

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shea Moisture African Black Soap Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Gel Cleanser W/ Aloe product label collected on July 12, 2018 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 Black Soap Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Gel Cleanser W/ Aloe is 4.

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Data last updated: July 2018

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
  • 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)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

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

Good

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

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

Robust

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

Limited

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
SALIX NIGRA (BLACK WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX NIGRA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT

• Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

None
SODIUM SHEABUTTERAMPHOACETATE
Appeared as: SODIUM SHEA BUTTERATE

Limited

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

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) EXTRACT
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO POD ASH (COCOA)

Fair

Limited

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:

ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE), WATER, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, XANTHAN GUM, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, SODIUM BENZOATE, CHARCOAL POWDER, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*~, SALIX NIGRA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT, SODIUM PALM KERNELATE, SODIUM SHEA BUTTERATE, SODIUM COCOATE, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) POD ASH, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL, TRIETHYL CITRATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, BENZOIC ACID, FRAGRANCE (ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND)

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