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Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Illuminating Body Wash

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Illuminating Body Wash product label collected on August 28, 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 Coconut & Hibiscus Illuminating Body Wash is 4.

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Data last updated: August 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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • 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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Good

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: INGREDIENTS WATER

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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

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

Limited

Fair
AZADIRACHTA INDICA (NEEM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: MELIA AZADIRACHTA (NEEM) SEED OIL

None

None

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS (CHINESE HIBISCUS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT

None

Limited

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair

Limited

None

Robust

None

Fair

Limited
COCONUT FATTY ACID
Appeared as: COCONUT ACID

None

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE, PROPANEDIOL, GLYCOL DISTEARATE, FRAGRANCE (ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND), BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*~, GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE), GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, BENZOIC ACID, PANTHENOL, TOCOPHEROL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACT, MELIA AZADIRACHTA (NEEM) SEED OIL, SODIUM LAUROYL HYDROLYZED SILK, TRICHOLOMA MATSUTAKE EXTRACT, VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT, HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT, LACTOBACILLUS/PAPAYA FRUIT FERMENT EXTRACT, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT JUICE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, TRIETHYL CITRATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM METHYLTAURATE, BRASSICA CAMPESTRIS (RAPESEED) SEED OIL, COCONUT ACID, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE

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