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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
September 2010

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Africology Balancing Serum (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Africology Balancing 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 Balancing Serum (2010 formulation) is 4.
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
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (YARROW) EXTRACT
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
TOCOPHEROL ACETATE
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ ZINC FERMENTOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: None
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
PYRIDOXINEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (ENGLISH LAVENDER) EXTRACT
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
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
ARCTIUM LAPPA (BURDOCK) ROOT EXTRACT
ARCTIUM LAPPA (GREATER BURDOCK) ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HEDERA HELIX (IVY) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
LEMON EKISU
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SAPONARIA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT
SAPONARIA OFFICINALIS (SOAPWORT) LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) EXTRACT
NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE (GERANIUM) FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYPOXIS HEMEROCALLIDEA (AFRICAN WILD POTATO) ROOT EXTRACT
HYPOXIS HEMEROCALLIDEA (AFRICAN POTATO) ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ALOE FEROX (CAPE ALOE) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE FEROX EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
THIAMINNone Identified
Data: Fair
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
FOLIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
CYANOCOBALAMIN (VITAMIN B12)None Identified
Data: Fair
VITAMIN B3
PANTOTHENIC ACID
None Identified
Data: Fair
RIBOFLAVINNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
LACTOPEROXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ SILICON FERMENTNone Identified
Data: None
BIOTINNone Identified
Data: Fair
NIACINAMIDENone 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