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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oil

EWG scientists reviewed Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oil 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 Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oil is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT
YARROW (ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM) EXTRACT
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CASTOR OIL
CASTOR (RICINUS COMMUNIS) SEED OIL
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) LEAF EXTRACT
COMFREY (SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE) LEAF EXTRACT
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) EXTRACT
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS (KIWI) EXTRACT
KIWI FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) OIL
CARROT (DAUCUS CAROTA) OIL
None Identified
Data: None
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
CUCUMBER (CUCUMIS SATIVUS) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT
CARRAGEENAN (RED SEAWEED) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) EXTRACT
GINSENG (PANAX GINSENG) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACT
SAGE (SALVIA OFFICINALIS) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
CALENDULA (CALENDULA OFFICINALIS) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
SOYBEAN (GLYCINE SOJA) OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
JUGLANS REGIA (PERSIAN WALNUT) SEED OIL
WALNUT (JUGLANS REGIA) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
OLIVE FRUIT OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
SAFFLOWER (CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS) OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair


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