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Nubian Heritage Lotion, Indian Hemp (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Nubian Heritage Lotion, Indian Hemp (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 Nubian Heritage Lotion, Indian Hemp (old formulation) is 3.

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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_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

Limited
CETEARETH-20
Appeared as: CETEARETH 20 (EMULSIFYING WAX)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair
CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL (CERTIFIED INGREDIENT)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CASTOR SEED OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) (CERTIFIED INGREDIENT)

• Use restrictions (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DEIONIZED WATER

Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: STEARYL ALCOHOL (PALM KERNEL)

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER (CERTIFIED INGREDIENT)

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER (CERTIFIED INGREDIENT)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA)
Appeared as: JOJOBA OIL (CERTIFIED INGREDIENT)

Fair
AZADIRACHTA INDICA (NEEM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: AZADIRACHTIN INDICA (NEEM) OIL

Fair

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
VETIVERIA ZIZANIOIDES (VETIVER)
Appeared as: VETIVERIA ZIZANOIDES (VETIVER)

Fair
ALLANTOIN
Appeared as: ALLANTOIN (COMFREY ROOT EXTRACT)

Limited

Limited
LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: LONICERA JAPONICA (JAPANESE HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Certified Organic Ingredient), Deionized Water, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil (Certified Organic Ingredient), Stearyl Alcohol (Palm Kernel), Ceteareth 20 (Emulsifying Wax), Castor Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter (Certified Organic Ingredient), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter (Certified Organic Ingredient), Vegetable Glycerin, Jojoba Oil (Certified Organic Ingredient), Azadirachtin Indica (Neem) Oil, Essential Oil Blend, Carbomer, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Vetiveria Zizanoides (Vetiver), Allantoin (Comfrey Root Extract), Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower, Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract

Directions from packaging:

Use: Daily use will result in softer, youthful looking skin

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