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Akar Skin Clarify Face Oil

EWG scientists reviewed the Akar Skin Clarify Face Oil product label collected on January 06, 2020 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. Akar Skin Clarify Face Oil is EWG VERIFIED™.

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Data last updated: January 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

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)
MODERATE
  • 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
Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: *ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) SEED EXTRACT

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

Fair

Limited

None
ADANSONIA DIGITATA SEED OIL
Appeared as: *ADANSONIA DIGITATA (BAOBAB) SEED OIL

None
LYCIUM BARBARUM SEED OIL
Appeared as: *LYCIUM BARBARUM (GOJI) SEED OIL

Fair

Limited
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDERBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

None

Limited
CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM (ALEXANDRIAN LAUREL) SEED OIL
Appeared as: *CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM (TAMANU) SEED OIL

Limited

None

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

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

Limited

Limited

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

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

None
OENOTHERA BIENNIS SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: *OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) SEED EXTRACT

Limited
AMARANTHUS CAUDATUS (LOVE LIES BLEEDING) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: *AMARANTHUS CAUDATUS (AMARANTH) SEED EXTRACT

None

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) OIL
Appeared as: *CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (GERMAN CHAMOMILE) FLOWER OIL

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

Limited

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

Limited
BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) OIL
Appeared as: *BOSWELLIA CARTERII (FRANKINCENSE) OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

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:

*Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, *Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, *Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil, *Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Fruit Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lupinus Albus (White Lupin) Seed Extract, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, *Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Oil, *Tanacetum Annuum (Blue Tansy) Oil, *Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Extract, Bisabolol, Tocopherol, Ribes Nigrum (Blackcurrant) Seed Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Papain, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, *Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Extract, *Amaranthus Caudatus (Amaranth) Seed Extract, Oxycoccus Palustris (Cranberry) Seed Oil, *Chamomilla Recutita (German Chamomile) Flower Oil, *Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Oil, *Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lecithin, +Limonene, +Linalool (*Organic or Wildharvested; +Naturally Occurring Component of Essential Oil)

Directions from packaging:

Place 2-4 drops onto palm. Press palms together to warm oil and inhale deeply. Rub and gently press onto face. Applying face oil onto hydrated skin will aid absorption. For optimal result, mist with akar toner prior to use. Store in a cool, dark place out of direct sunlight.

Warnings from packaging:

Patch testing recommended. Contact physician if irritation occur. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children

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