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Shea Moisture Bald Head Moisturizer, Tea Tree Oil & Shea Butter

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shea Moisture Bald Head Moisturizer, Tea Tree Oil & Shea Butter product label collected on November 03, 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 Bald Head Moisturizer, Tea Tree Oil & Shea Butter is 5.

Data last updated: November 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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (ESSENTIAL OIL BLAND)

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Good

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

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)

Robust

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: CETYL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Limited

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

Limited

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

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

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:

WATER, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE), COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, CETEARYL OLIVATE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*+, CETYL, ALCOHOL, SORBITAN OLIVATE, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, STEARYL ALCOHOL, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, TOCOPHEROL, GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, ALLANTOIN, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, MENTHOL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, TRIETHYL CITRATE, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, BENZOIC ACID, FRAGRANCE (ESSENTIAL OIL BLAND)

Directions from packaging:

Squeeze a quarter-size amount of mens moisturizer into palms. Apply directly to head and massage mens moisturizer using circular motions. Use daily, just like a face lotion and face moisturizer.

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