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Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Leave-In Treatment

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Leave-In Treatment product label collected on December 01, 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 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Leave-In Treatment is 4.

Data last updated: December 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
  • 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
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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

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

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

Good

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Fair

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

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT

None
GELLIDIELA ACEROSA EXTRACT
Appeared as: GELLIDIELA ACEROSA (ALGAE) EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Limited

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair

Fair

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), GLYCERYL STEARATE, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, FRAGRANCE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL*^, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*, GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, STEARYL ALCOHOL, HYDROLYZED KERATIN, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, COCONUT OIL FATTY ACID, TOCOPHEROL, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, GELLIDIELA ACEROSA (ALGAE) EXTRACT, URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) LEAF EXTRACT, EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACT, ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) SEED OIL, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, XANTHAN GUM, HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, SODIUM BENZOATE, TRIETHYL CITRATE, BENZOIC ACID

Directions from packaging:

Generously spray on clean, damp hair focusing on mid-lengths to ends of the hair. Blow or air-dry and style as usual.

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