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Botanical Skin Works Bay Lime Beard Conditioning Oil (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Botanical Skin Works Bay Lime Beard Conditioning Oil (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 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 Botanical Skin Works Bay Lime Beard Conditioning Oil (old formulation) is 2.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OIL
Appeared as: LIME (CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA) ESSENTIAL OIL

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited
SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) OIL
Appeared as: AUSTRALIAN SANDALWOOD (ESSENTIAL OIL)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SESAME INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL

Limited

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
PIMENTA RACEMOSA (BAY RUM) OIL
Appeared as: PIMENTA RACEMOSA (WEST INDIAN BAY)

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) OIL
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) ESSENTIAL OIL

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Leaping Bunny

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Sesame Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Pimenta Racemosa (West Indian Bay), Lime (Citrus Aurantifolia) Essential Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Essential Oil, Australian Sandalwood (Essential Oil)

Directions from packaging:

Pump 1-2 drops in the palm of your hand. Rub hands together and massage thoroughly through beard and mustache or the beard area. Any leftover can be smoothed over your scalp.

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