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Data last updated:
July 2010

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Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Nail Balm (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Nail Balm (2010 formulation) 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 Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Nail Balm (2010 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
SD ALCOHOL 1
ALCOHOL DENAT.
(ORGANIC)
Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) OIL
MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF OIL
(ORGANIC)
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL OIL
CITRUS NOBILIS PEEL OIL
(ORGANIC)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM PEEL OIL
(ORGANIC)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA LEAF OIL
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (PETITGRAIN) OIL
(ORGANIC)
Use restrictions
Data: None
COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) OIL
COMMIPHORA MYRRHA GUM OIL
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
LITSEA CUBEBA (MAY CHANG) OIL
LITSEA CUBEBA FRUIT OIL
(ORGANIC)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) OIL
BOSWELLIA CARTERII OIL
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
VETIVERIA ZIZANOIDES ROOT OIL
(ORGANIC)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DEHYDROACETIC ACIDOccupational hazards
Data: Fair
ACER SACCHARUM (SUGAR MAPLE) EXTRACT
ACER SACCHARUM (MAPLE) EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT WATER
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS FRUIT WATER
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: None
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT OIL
ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) LEAF EXTRACT
EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT
AVENA SATIVA KERNEL EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERIN
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SUCROSE STEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer