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Proverb Oil Balance Moisturiser

EWG scientists reviewed the Proverb Oil Balance Moisturiser product label collected on March 20, 2017 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. Proverb Oil Balance Moisturiser is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: March 2017

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
None
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) PEEL OIL

• 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)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair
EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) BUD EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) PLANT OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

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

Limited

Good

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

None
PLUKENETIA VOLUBILIS SEED OIL
Appeared as: PLUKENETIA VOLUBILIS (INCA INCHI) SEED OIL

Limited

None
COCOYL HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN
Appeared as: COCOYL HYDROLYZED ALBUMEN

Limited

None

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Limited
OCIMUM BASILICUM (SWEET BASIL) OIL
Appeared as: OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) LEAF OIL

Fair

Limited

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
LITSEA CUBEBA (MAY CHANG) OIL
Appeared as: LITSEA CUBEBA (MOUNTAIN PEPPER) FRUIT OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Limited
POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL
Appeared as: POGOSTEMOM CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL

None

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) OIL
Appeared as: THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) FLOWER/LEAF OIL

Fair

None
LACTOBACILLUS/ SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM FRUIT FERMENT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/TOMATO FRUIT FERMENT EXTRACT

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA (BAMBOO) STEM EXTRACT
Appeared as: BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA (BAMBOO) LEAF EXTRACT

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair

Limited
CARAPA GUAIANENSIS SEED OIL
Appeared as: CARAPA GUAIANENSIS (ANDIROBA) SEED OIL

Limited
EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI PALM) FRUIT OIL

Fair

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

None

None

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:

AQUA (WATER), HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL, GLYCERIN, PLUKENETIA VOLUBILIS (INCA INCHI) SEED OIL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, COCOYL HYDROLYZED ALBUMEN, SUCROSE COCOATE, COCONUT ALCOHOL, COPAIFERA OFFICINALIS (BALSAM COPAIBA) RESIN, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) LEAF OIL, BENZYL ACETATE, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL, EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) BUD EXTRACT, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) PLANT OIL, LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) PLANT OIL, LITSEA CUBEBA (MOUNTAIN PEPPER) FRUIT OIL, METHYL ANTHRANILATE, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) PEEL OIL, POGOSTEMOM CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) LEAF OIL, CITRUS SINENSIS (ORANGE) PEEL EXTRACT, THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) FLOWER/LEAF OIL, TRIETHYL CITRATE, LACTOBACILLUS/TOMATO FRUIT FERMENT EXTRACT, COCO-GLUCOSIDE, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA (BAMBOO) LEAF EXTRACT, GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS (WINTERGREEN) LEAF EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, XANTHAN GUM, CARAPA GUAIANENSIS (ANDIROBA) SEED OIL, EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI PALM) FRUIT OIL, MALTOSE, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF GEL, AGAVE TEQUILANA LEAF EXTRACT, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, CITRAL, EUGENOL, GERANIOL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL

Directions from packaging:

Download Proverb …APP for personalised skin plan and usage. 1)Apply after cleansing in the AM and PM 2)Pump one dose out onto hand 3)Apply onto the face and neck and lightly smooth over skin. Don’t drag your skin downwards.

Warnings from packaging:

Dermatologically tested. Store in cool, dry dark place

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