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Akar Skin Clarify Face Oil

Akar Skin Clarify Face Oil

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CATEGORY

Facial Moisturizer/Treatment

BRAND

Akar Skin

DATA LAST UPDATED

January 2020

EWG Verified Product

This product bears the EWG VERIFIED™ mark, meaning that the product meets EWG’s strictest standards for health and safety. It avoids any of the ingredients on EWG’s “Unacceptable List” and provides full transparency of ingredients, including fragrance.

Ingredient List

The specific formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists. At the time of verification, the ingredients in this formulation were used at a concentration below EWG’s health and safety limit, and therefore did not pose significant human health concerns. Click on an ingredient for more information.

ADANSONIA DIGITATA SEED OIL
Appeared as: *ADANSONIA DIGITATA (BAOBAB) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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AMARANTHUS CAUDATUS (LOVE LIES BLEEDING) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: *AMARANTHUS CAUDATUS (AMARANTH) SEED EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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BISABOLOL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning, soothing
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) OIL
Appeared as: *BOSWELLIA CARTERII (FRANKINCENSE) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: *CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning
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CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM (ALEXANDRIAN LAUREL) SEED OIL
Appeared as: *CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM (TAMANU) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, ultravioletlight absorber, antimicrobial, hair conditioning, oral care, skin conditioning, uv absorber
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CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, masking, skin conditioning
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CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: *CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (GERMAN CHAMOMILE) FLOWER OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, tonic
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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LECITHIN
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, antistatic, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • 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)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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LUPINUS ALBUS (WHITE LUPIN) SEED EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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LYCIUM BARBARUM SEED OIL
Appeared as: *LYCIUM BARBARUM (GOJI) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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OENOTHERA BIENNIS SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: *OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) SEED EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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OXYCOCCUS PALUSTRIS (CRANBERRY) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin protectant, emollient, skin protecting
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PAPAIN
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, lytic agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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RIBES NIGRUM (BLACKCURRANT) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient
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ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: *ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) SEED EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) humectant, skin-conditioning agent - emollient
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) antimicrobial agent, antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, perfuming
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SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDERBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
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SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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SPILANTHES ACMELLA FLOWER EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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TANACETUM ANNUUM (BLUE TANSY) OIL
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TOCOPHEROL
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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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

EWG Verified

This product bears the EWG VERIFIEDTM mark - its formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists, and the company behind the product has shown its ingredients meet all of the EWG’s strict criteria. When it was verified, the ingredients in this formulation did not pose significant human health concerns.

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Unknown

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