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Product score: 02

Data Availability:

Limited

Vika's Essentials Mother's Touch (old formulation)

CATEGORY

Moisturizer

BRAND

Vika's Essentials

DATA LAST UPDATED

November 2017

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 01
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: SHEA BUTTER (BUTYROSPERMUN PARKII)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosityincreasing agent - nonaqueous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCONUT OIL (COCOS NUCIFERA)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning, solvent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
MARANTA ARUNDINACEA (ARROWROOT)
Appeared as: ARROWROOT POWDER (MARANTA ARUNDINACEA)
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: CARNAUBA PALM WAX (COPERNICIA PRUNIFERA)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) epilating agent, depilatory
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM BICARBONATE
Appeared as: BAKING SODA (SODIUM BICARBONATE)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, buffering agent, deodorant agent, oral care agent, oral health care drug;phadjuster, skin protectant, buffering, deodorant, oral care, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 06
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: ORANGE OIL (CITRUS SINENSIS)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, astringent, masking, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
CYMBOPOGON FLEXUOSUS OIL
Appeared as: LEMONGRASS OIL . CERTIFIED INGREDIENT (CYMBOPOGON FLEXUOSUS)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Shea Butter (Butyrospermun parkii)*, Coconut Oil (cocos nucifera)*, Arrowroot Powder (Maranta arundinacea)*, Carnauba Palm Wax (Copernicia prunifera)*, Baking Soda (Sodium bicarbonate), Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis)*, Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogon flexuosus)*. * Certified Organic Ingredient

Directions from packaging:

Apply to underarms only. Simply twist and glide allowing your body heat soften it up. Store in a cool, dry place.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Stop use and ask a doctor if rash or irritation occurs.

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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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