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African Botanics Marula Stretchmark Botanical Body Balm (2013 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the African Botanics Marula Stretchmark Botanical Body Balm (2013 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 African Botanics Marula Stretchmark Botanical Body Balm (2013 formulation) is 1.

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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
None
SCLEROCARYA BIRREA OIL
Appeared as: SCLEROCARYA BIRREA (MARULA ESSENTIAL OIL)

Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA (MACADAMIA)
Appeared as: MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA (MACADAMIA WAX)

Limited
ROSA MOSCHATA (MUSK ROSE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ROSA MOSQUETA (ROSEHIP SEED OIL)

Limited
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (GREEN ROOIBOS TEA EXTRACT)

Limited

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:

Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula Essential Oil), Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia Wax), Rosa Mosqueta (Rosehip Seed Oil), Aspalathus Linearis (Green Rooibos Tea Extract), Persea Gratissima (Avocado Wax)

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