SheaMoisture - Raw Shea Butter Body Wash
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  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • panthenol
  • argania spinosa kernel oil
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • elaeis guineensis oil
  • glycerin
  • mangifera indica seed butter
  • tocopherol
  • +5 more
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Raw Shea Butter Body Wash"
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WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (decyl glucoside, glycol stearate, sodium lauroyl lactylate, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate) and should be able to cleanse the skin gently. Still keep in mind that any cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.

Even though this formulation is mild, the following cleansing agents could trigger an irritation or allergy for some people: decyl glucoside, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate

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"This is a deeply hydrating body wash that is specially formulated with organic Shea Butter that gently cleanses and deeply moisturizes dry, rough skin."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

Potential irritants


Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
23% - 34%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
5.9% - 8.8%
Helps water and oil mix together
3.6% - 5.4%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as cleansing agent
4.2% - 6.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.8% - 4.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2% - 3%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
1.7% - 2.5%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Might have some weak anti-oxidant properties
1.2% - 1.9%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
1.2% - 1.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.95% - 1.4%
A plant oil that might help neutralize free radicals and have an anti-bacterial effect
0.8% - 1.2%
0.5% - 1.1%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.45% - 1%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Can be irritating
0.4% - 0.9%
0.35% - 0.85%
A plant extract that can have some anti-oxidant effect in skin
0.35% - 0.75%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.2% - 0.8%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.2% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.65%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps water and oil mix together and create a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.75%
Used as a fragrance. Rarely causes irritation
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.35%

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