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Vika's Essentials Earthly Elixir (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Vika's Essentials Earthly Elixir (2016 formulation) product label collected on September 21, 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 Vika's Essentials Earthly Elixir (2016 formulation) is 2.

Data last updated: September 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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL
Appeared as: YLANG YLANG (CANANGA ODORATA) OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: ORANGE (CITRUS SINENSIS) OIL

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
ROSA RUBIGINOSA SEED OIL
Appeared as: ROSE HIP SEED OIL (ROSA RUBIGINOSA)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGAN OIL (ARGANIA SPINOSA)

Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) OIL
Appeared as: APRICOT KERNEL OIL (PRUNUS ARMENIACA)

Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL
Appeared as: MACADAMIA OIL (MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: VITAMIN E (TOCOPHEROL)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SEA BUCKTHORN CO2 EXTRACT (HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES)

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:

Argan Oil (Argania spinosa)*, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile), Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus armeniaca)*, Rose Hip Seed Oil (Rosa rubiginosa)*, Macadamia Oil (Macadamia integrifolia)*, Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Sea Buckthorn CO2 Extract (Hippophae rhamnoides)*, Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)* and Orange (Citrus sinensis)* Oil

Directions from packaging:

Release skin from years of dullness and reset your natural vitality with a mosaic of Vika’s favorite oils of the world. A light, non-comedogenic Elixir of Argan nut oil, Chamomile infused Apricot Kernel oil, Macadamia Nut, Rose Hip Seed and Sea Buckthorn will envelope your every inch in a luxurious hydration.Recommended as morning moisturizer. Apply lightly on damp skin.

Warnings from packaging:

This organic product has no synthetic preservatives. Store in a cool place, use within 12 months.

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