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Akar Skin Soothe Face Oil

CATEGORY

Facial Moisturizer/Treatment

BRAND

Akar Skin

DATA LAST UPDATED

September 2016

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This product bears the EWG VERIFIED™ mark, meaning that the product meets EWG’s strictest standards for health and safety. It avoids any of the ingredients on EWG’s “Unacceptable List” and provides full transparency of ingredients, including fragrance.

Ingredient List

The specific formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists. At the time of verification, the ingredients in this formulation were used at a concentration below EWG’s health and safety limit, and therefore did not pose significant human health concerns. Click on an ingredient for more information.

ADANSONIA DIGITATA SEED OIL
Appeared as: ADANSONIA DIGITATA (BAOBAB) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) OIL
Appeared as: BOSWELLIA CARTERII (FRANKINCENSE) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL
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CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• 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)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) FRUIT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, masking, skin conditioning
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LYCIUM BARBARUM SEED OIL
Appeared as: LYCIUM BARBARUM (GOJI) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (ALMOND) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ROSE HIP EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) SEED EXTRACT
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ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) antimicrobial agent, antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, perfuming
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SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) OIL
Appeared as: SANTALUM SPICATA WOOD ((SANDALWOOD) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredients from packaging:

Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Fruit Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Santalum Spicata Wood ((Sandalwood) Oil , Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract

Directions from packaging:

When skin is moist from misting, place 2-4 drops onto fingertips. Rub and gently press onto face. Applying face oil onto damp skin will help with absorption. Use in the morning and at night as a replacement for cream moisturizer

Warnings from packaging:

Patch testing recommended. Contact physician if irritation occur.

EWG Verified

This product bears the EWG VERIFIEDTM mark - its formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists, and the company behind the product has shown its ingredients meet all of the EWG’s strict criteria. When it was verified, the ingredients in this formulation did not pose significant human health concerns.

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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.

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