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Whamisa Organic Aloe Mama's Hand Essence

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Hand Cream

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Whamisa

DATA LAST UPDATED

November 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.

ALOE MACULATA LEAF EXTRACT
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)

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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ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) OIL
Appeared as: ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) WOOD OIL
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CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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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ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER OIL
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CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (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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AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL FERMENT FILTRATE
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, abrasive
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AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, abrasive
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CAMELLIA JAPONICA SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

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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COIX LACRYMA-JOBI (JOB'S TEARS) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: COIX LACRYMA-JOBI MA-YUEN SEED EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
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CORYLUS AVELLANA (HAZEL) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
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CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, masking, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (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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DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, masking, skin conditioning
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ETHANOL
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, antimicrobial agent, cosmetic astringent, fragrance ingredient, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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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EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS
Appeared as: EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF OIL
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GERANIUM MACULATUM (SPOTTED CRANESBILL) OIL
Appeared as: GERANIUM MACULATUM OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
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GLYCERIN
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

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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GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• 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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JASMINUM GRANDIFLORUM (JASMINE) OIL
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LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/RICE FERMENT FILTRATE
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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LACTOBACILLUS/ ALOE BARBADENSIS FERMENT FILTRATE
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/MACULATA ALOE LEAF/MOLASSES FERMENT FILTRATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)

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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MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

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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PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA (MOUTAN) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA ROOT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin protecting
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POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL
Appeared as: POGOSTEMON CABLIN OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
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SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, skin protecting, tonic
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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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SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, astringent, humectant, soothing
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XANTHAN GUM
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredients from packaging:

*Aloe Maculata Leaf Extract, *Glycerin, *Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, *Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, *Lactobacillus/Maculata Aloe Leaf/Molasses Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Rice Ferment Filtrate, *Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-yuen Seed Extract, *Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Xanthan Gum, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, ***Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, ***Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, ***Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, *Ethanol, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil.

Directions from packaging:

[How to use] Apply regularly for soft and moisturized hands.

Warnings from packaging:

[Precautions] Stop use if product causes irritation. If symptoms continue, seek medical advice. Do not use on wounds. Keep out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. For external use. Keep out of reach of children.

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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