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Shea Moisture Kukui Nut & Grapeseed Oils Youth-Infusing Eye Cream

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shea Moisture Kukui Nut & Grapeseed Oils Youth-Infusing Eye Cream product label collected on May 29, 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 Kukui Nut & Grapeseed Oils Youth-Infusing Eye Cream is 2.

Data last updated: May 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust

Limited

Limited

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

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Limited
ALEURITES MOLUCCANA (KUKUI) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ALEURITES MOLUCCANUS SEED OIL

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

Fair

Limited

Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL

Limited
SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) FRUIT/LEAF/ STEM EXTRACT

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

None

Good

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*~, GLYCERYL STEARATE, CETYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE), RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL, ALEURITES MOLUCCANUS SEED OIL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, SILICA, NIACINAMIDE, ALLANTOIN, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL, SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) FRUIT/LEAF/ STEM EXTRACT, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, CERA ALBA, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, GLYCERYL UNDECYLENATE, MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE

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