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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
September 2010

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Africology Vitamin Skin Booster Serum (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Africology Vitamin Skin Booster Serum (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 Africology Vitamin Skin Booster Serum (2010 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CETEARETH-6 OLIVATEEnhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: None
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE, METHYLPARABEN, TRICLOSAN)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
TOCOPHEROL ACETATE
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OILUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ ZINC FERMENTOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: None
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ IRON FERMENTDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: None
LINOLENIC ACIDEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
LINOLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER OIL
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (MARIGOLD) FLOWER OIL
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) OILEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ COPPER FERMENTOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: None
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYPOXIS HEMEROCALLIDEA (AFRICAN WILD POTATO) ROOT EXTRACT
HYPOXIS HEMEROCALLIDEA (AFRICAN POTATO) ROOT EXTRACT
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Limited
PALMITOYL DIPEPTIDE-6 DIAMINOHYDROXYBUTYRATENone Identified
Data: None
PALMITOYL DIPEPTIDE-5 DIAMINOBUTYLOYL HYDROXYTHREONINENone Identified
Data: None
PHOSPHOLIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Fair
BIOTIN/FOLIC ACID/CYANOCOBALAMIN/NIACINAMIDE/PANTOTHENIC ACID/RIBOFLAVIN/THIAMINE/YEAST POLYPEPTIDES
BIOTIN/FOLIC ACID/CYANOCOBALAMIN/NIACINAMIDE/PANTOTHENIC ACID/PYRIDOXINE/RIBOFLAVIN/ THIAMINE/YEAST POLYPEPTIDES
None Identified
Data: None
CARNOSINENone Identified
Data: Fair
ALOE FEROX (CAPE ALOE) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE FEROX LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLUCOSE OXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ MAGNESIUM FERMENTNone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
DIMETHYL SULFONENone Identified
Data: Limited
GLUCOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
LACTOPEROXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ SILICON FERMENTNone Identified
Data: None
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
WATER
AQUA
Innocuous
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