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Akar Skin Soothe Moisturizer

EWG scientists reviewed the Akar Skin Soothe Moisturizer product label collected on August 05, 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 Soothe Moisturizer is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: August 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

MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER WATER
Appeared as: ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER WATER (ROSE)

None
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA SEED OIL
Appeared as: PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (PASSIONFRUIT) SEED OIL

Limited

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

Limited

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

Good

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

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)

None

Fair

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

Fair
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL FLOUR
Appeared as: AVENA SATIVA KERNEL FLOUR (OAT)

Limited
NELUMBO NUCIFERA (SACRED LOTUS) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: NELUMBO NUCIFERA (LOTUS) FLOWER EXTRACT

Fair

Fair
NIACINAMIDE
Appeared as: NIACINAMIDE (VITAMIN B3)

Fair

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C)

Limited

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

None

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

Limited

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

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

None

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

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:

*Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, *Passiflora Incarnata (Passionfruit) Seed Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil, Sucrose Stearate, *Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Lecithin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Tocopherol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus) Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Phospholipids, Aqua, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Oil, *Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Extract, Oxycoccus Palustris (Cranberry) Seed Oil, *Amaranthus Caudatus (Amaranth) Seed Extract, *Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, *Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Amorphophallus Konjac Root Extract, Xanthan Gum, Sclerotium Gum, Pullulan, Sodium Phytate, +Geraniol, +Citronellol, +Linalool

Directions from packaging:

Apply gently to your skin, massaging with circular movements. Use daily morning and evening. Use daily morning and evening, after your toner and before your facial oil.

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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