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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
September 2010

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Africology Anti-Oxidant Serum (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Africology Anti-Oxidant 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 Anti-Oxidant 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
DIMETHYL MEAMultiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
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
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
UBIQUINONENone Identified
Data: Fair
TRIPEPTIDE-1None Identified
Data: Limited
ALOE FEROX (CAPE ALOE) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE FEROX LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYPOXIS HEMEROCALLIDEA (AFRICAN WILD POTATO) ROOT EXTRACT
HYPOXIS HEMEROCALLIDEA (AFRICAN POTATO) ROOT EXTRACT
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Limited
PHOSPHOLIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Fair
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLUCOSE OXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEINAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLUCOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
LACTOPEROXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
SQUALENENone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) OIL
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (ENGLISH/ROMAN CHAMOMILE)
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Enhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
WATER
AQUA
Innocuous
Data: Robust


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