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Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Hydrating Body Wash

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Hydrating Body Wash product label collected on January 16, 2020 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 Raw Shea Butter Hydrating Body Wash is 3.

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Data last updated: January 2020

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
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Good

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

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)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

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

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

Robust

None
SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LAURYL LACTYLATE

Limited

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

Fair

None
PALM EXTRACT
Appeared as: ELAEIS GUINEESIA (PALM) EXTRACT

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

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDALE OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) MILK POWDER
Appeared as: SOYMILK POWDER

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited
EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: EUTERPE OFERACIA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGA) SEED BUTTER

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

Robust

None

Limited
COCONUT FATTY ACID
Appeared as: COCONUT ACID

Fair

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, WATER, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, SODIUM LAURYL LACTYLATE, GLYCOL STEARATE, GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE), BUTYROSPERUM PARKII ( SHEA) BUTTER, FRAGRANCE ( ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND), ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL, SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE, COCOS NUCIFERA ( COCONUT) OIL, ELAEIS GUINEESIA (PALM) EXTRACT, CAMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) RESIN EXTRACT, CALENDALE OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) FLOWER EXTRACT, SOYMILK POWDER, EUTERPE OFERACIA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGA) SEED BUTTER, TOCOPHEROL, PANTHENOL, SODIUM PHYTATE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM METHYLTAURATE, COCONUT ACID, TRIETHYL CITRATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, BENZOIC ACID

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