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Product score: 05

Data Availability:

Limited

Africa's Best Herbal Oil

Africa's Best Herbal Oil

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Hair Treatment/Serum

BRAND

Africa's Best

DATA LAST UPDATED

July 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • MODERATE
    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: 08
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, antidandruff, soothing
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, masking, moisturising, skin conditioning, smoothing, solvent
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACHILEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic biocide
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) OIL
Appeared as: SESAMUM INDICUM SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
JUGLANS REGIA (PERSIAN WALNUT) SEED OIL
Appeared as: JUGLANS REGIA SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL TBHQ
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
TOCOPHEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 01
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS (KIWI) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF
Appeared as: SALVIA OFFICINALIS
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
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Ingredient score: 01
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMIS SATIVUS FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) EXTRACT
Appeared as: THYMUS VULGARIS EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent -occlusive, perfuming
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient, hair conditioning, skin protecting, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) external analgesic, humectant, oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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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 CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT, ACHILEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT, CUCUMIS SATIVUS FRUIT EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA EXTRACT, THYMUS VULGARIS EXTRACT, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE LEAF EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, GERANIOL, COUMARIN. HEXYL CINNAMAL, HYDROXYCITRONELLA

Product's animal testing policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.


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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