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Vika's Essentials Balancing Serum

EWG scientists reviewed the Vika's Essentials Balancing Serum product label collected on December 05, 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. Vika's Essentials Balancing Serum is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: December 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: TEA TREE OIL (MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA)

• 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)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) OIL
Appeared as: CHAMOMILE OIL (MATRICARIA CHAMOMILLA)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: GRAPE SEED OIL (VITUS VINIFERA)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: JOJOBA OIL (SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS)

None

Fair
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: EUCALYPTUS OIL (EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS)

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: ROSEMARY OIL (ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS)

Limited
FRANKINCENSE OIL
Appeared as: FRANKINCENSE OIL (BOSWELLIA FREREANA)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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:

Grape Seed Oil (Vitus Vinifera)*, Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis)*, Cedarwood Oil (Cedrus atlantica)*, Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus globulus)*, Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis)*, Frankincense Oil (Boswellia frereana)*, Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)*, Chamomile Oil (Matricaria chamomilla)*

Directions from packaging:

Apply lightly on damp skin after Vika’s Facial Wash and organic Floral Toner. A marriage of organic botanicals on a deep mission to help balance and nourish oily/combination skin. Grape Seed Oil, Jojoba, essential oils of Tea Tree, Chamomile, Frankincense, Eucalyptus and Rosemary.

Warnings from packaging:

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