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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
November 2010

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Neal's Yard Remedies Purifying Palmarosa Facial Serum (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Neal's Yard Remedies Purifying Palmarosa Facial 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 Neal's Yard Remedies Purifying Palmarosa Facial Serum (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.
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
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL
CITRUS LIMONUM PEEL OIL EXPRESSED
(ORGANIC)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CYMBOPOGON MARTINI (PALMAROSA) OIL
CYMBOPOGON MARTINII OIL
(ORGANIC)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) OIL
BOSWELLIA CARTERII OIL
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CORIANDRUM SATIVUM (CORIANDER) FRUIT OIL
CORIANDRUM SATIVUM FRUIT OIL
(ORGANIC)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA LEAF OIL
(ORGANIC)
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT WATER
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS FRUIT WATER
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: None
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACT
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
EPILOBIUM FLEISCHERI EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: None
GALIUM APARINE (CLEAVERS) EXTRACT
GALIUM APARINE EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) EXTRACT
CURCUMA LONGA ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CANARIUM LUZONICUM (ELEMI) OIL
CANARIUM LUZONICUM ESSENTIAL OIL
None Identified
Data: None
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) FLOWER OIL
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA FLOWER OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: None
GLYCERIN
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SUCROSE DISTEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
SUCROSE STEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
LEVULINIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Limited
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