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Trader Joe's Shea Butter & Coconut Oil Hair Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Trader Joe's Shea Butter & Coconut Oil Hair Serum product label collected on January 22, 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 Trader Joe's Shea Butter & Coconut Oil Hair Serum is 3.

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
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • 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

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA OIL

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
RUBUS FRUTICOSUS (BLACKBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: RUBUS FRUTICOSUS FRUIT EXTRACT

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

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED EXTRACT

Limited
RIBES NIGRUM (BLACKCURRANT) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: RIBES NIGRUM FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
MORUS NIGRA (BLACK MULBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: MORUS NIGRA EXTRACT

Limited
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: VANILLA PLANIFORLIA FRUIT EXTRACT

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

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL

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:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Glycerin, Rubus Fruticosus Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus Seed Extract, Ribes Nigrum Fruit Extract, Morus Nigra Extract, Vanilla Planiforlia Fruit Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance

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