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Taliah Waajid African Healing Oyl (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Taliah Waajid African Healing Oyl (2016 formulation) product label collected on November 01, 2016 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 Taliah Waajid African Healing Oyl (2016 formulation) is 2.

Data last updated: November 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Miscellaneous
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Appeared as: ALMOND OIL (PRUNUS AMYGDALUSDUCLIS)

Limited
ALEURITES MOLUCCANA (KUKUI) SEED OIL
Appeared as: KUKUI NUT OIL

None
AMBER EXTRACT
Appeared as: AMBER 166

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: VITAMIN E

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLIVE OIL (OLEA EUROPAENA)

Limited
ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: PALM OIL (ELAESIS GUINEENSIS)

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: SUNFLOWER OIL EXTRACT

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER)
Appeared as: (HELIANTHUS ANNUS)

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Almond oil (Prunus Amygdalusduclis), kukui nut oil, (aleurites moluccana seed oil), amber# 166, vitamin e, (tocopherol), olive oil (olea europaena), palm oil (elaesis guineensis), sunflower oil extract, (helianthus annus), fragrance (parfum)

Directions from packaging:

For hair: Pour a small amount into your hands, rub together. Distribute, massage through hair from roots to ends and style. Hot oil treatment:Shampoo the hair with Total Body Black Earth Shampoo, and towel dry. Section off hair and apply the African Healing Oyl to hair and scalp. Cover with a plastic cap and sit under a dryer for 15 minutes on medium heat. Rinse and condition the hair by applying the Enhancing Herbal Conditioner. For skin: After showering or bathing apply to body and feet to eliminate dry skin. African Healing Oyl can also be used as a moisturizer for hands, nails and cuticles, simply rub into the skin anytime dryness occurs.

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