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Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oil

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oil product label collected on April 23, 2019 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. EWG's rating for Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oil is 5.

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Data last updated: April 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited
TERT-BUTYLHYDROQUINONE
Appeared as: TBHQ

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA EXTRACT

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

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS OIL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) OIL
Appeared as: SESAMUM INDICUM SEED OIL

Limited
JUGLANS REGIA (PERSIAN WALNUT) SEED OIL
Appeared as: JUGLANS REGIA SEED OIL

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA)
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS

Fair

Limited
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA ROOT EXTRACT

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS SEED OIL

Limited
ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS (KIWI) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALVIA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT

Limited
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT

Fair
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMIS SATIVUS FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) EXTRACT
Appeared as: THYMUS VULGARIS EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY)
Appeared as: SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE LEAF EXTRACT

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

: GLYCINE SOJA OIL, PARFUM, RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL, OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS OIL, SESAMUM INDICUM SEED OIL, JUGLANS REGIA SEED OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL, TBHQ, DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA ROOT EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS SEED OIL, ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRIC ACID, SALVIA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT, CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT, ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT, CUCUMIS SATIVUS FRUIT EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA EXTRACT, THYMUS VULGARIS EXTRACT, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE LEAF EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CITRONELLOL, LINALOOL, GERANIOL, COUMARIN, HEXYL CINNAMAL, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL

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