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Kreyol Essence Haitian Shea Butter

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Kreyol Essence Haitian Shea Butter product label collected on October 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 Kreyol Essence Haitian Shea Butter is 3.

Data last updated: October 2020

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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE)
Appeared as: CHAMOMILE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

Fair
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HAITIAN *RICINUS COMMUNIS (HAITIAN BLACK CASTOR) OIL

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: CETEARYL ALCOHOL (CONDITIONING DETANGLER)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: NETTLE EXTRACT

Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HORSETAIL EXTRACT

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: VITAMIN E

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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:

: Butryospermum Parkii (Unrefined Shea Butter), Haitian *Ricinus Communis (Haitian Black Castor Oil), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Behentrimonium Methosulfate and Cetearyl Alcohol (Conditioning Detangler), Glycerin, Panthenol, Calendula, Chamomile, Nettle & Horsetail Extracts Vitamin E, Pure Essential Oils.

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