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Table 2 The ingredient lists of 100 natural personal care products contained 231 different natural substances

From: Natural personal care products—analysis of ingredient lists and legal situation

Number of natural substances Correct INCI names Incorrect INCI names Examplesb
231 77 154
INCI names derived 71 No INCI names derived 83a
Classified due to health and environmental hazards 14 24 Number unkown Chamomilla recutita extract (12)(H304 H315 H317 H412), Citrus aurantium dulcis oil (5) (H226 H304 H315 H317 H400 H410), Citrus medica limonum oil (2)(H226 H304 H315 H317 H400 H410), Daucus carota juice (1) (H226 H304 H317 H319 H411), Lavandula angustifolia oil (5) (H304 H315 H317 H412), Melissa officinalis oil (1) (H315 H317 H318 H412), Pelargonium graveolens oil (1) (H304 H315 H317 H318 H412), Ribes nigrum extract (1) (H304 H317 H411), Rosa damascena extract (3) (H226 H315 H317 H318 H341 H351 H412), Rosmarinus officinalis extract (5)(H226 H304 H317 H373 H411), Salvia officinalis extract (5) (H226 H304 H315 H317 H373 H400 H410), Triticum vulgare germ extract (1) (H317), Urtica urens extract (1) (H360)
Classified due to physical hazards only 4 12 Number unkown Camelia sinensis extract (10) (H225), Coffea arabica extract (1) (H226), Ginkgo biloba extract (1) (H226), Panax ginseng extract (2) (H226), Paullinia cupana extract (2) (H226), Prunus armeniaca kernel oil (6) (H226), Sambucus nigra extract (1) (H225), Tilia cordata extract (1) (H226)
Not classified 31 24 Number unkown Aloe barbadensis extract (10), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) butter (29), Calendula officinalis extract (7), Cocos nucifera oil (5), Helianthus annuus seed oil (33), Hypericum perforatum extract (1), Olea europaea oil (21), Prunus amygdalus dulcis extract (3), Quercus robur extract (1), Ricinus communis oil (3), Sesamum indicum oil (12), Simmondsia chinensis oil (35), Xanthan gum (50)
Not in the C & L inventory 28 11 Number unkown Aloe barbadensis gel (17) Calendula officinalis oil (2), Euphrasia officinalis extract (1), Hippophae rhamnoides oil (7), Oenothera biennis oil (6), Prunus amygdalus dulcis oil (23), Rosa canina fruit oil (3), Salvia officinalis oil (3), Triticum vulgare germ oil (4), Vitis vinifera seed oil (4)
  1. Examples are given with the H-phrases (bexplanations in the footnote) as taken from the C & L inventory. The numbers in italics and brackets indicate the number of products where the respective natural substance was named on the ingredient lists
  2. anames that are not in the INCI list, e.g. Aesculus hippocastanum seed extract (1), Brassica oleracera italica seed oil (1), Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax (1), Euterpe oleracea fruit oil (5), Fusanus spicatus wood oil (1), Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) leaf water (5), Magnolia officinalis bark extract (8), Mesembryanthemum crystallinum extract (1), Prunus spinosa flower extract (3), Punica granatum seed oil (5), Ribes nigrum (currant) leaf extract (2), Rosa damascena flower oil (4), Rosa damascena flower water (7)
  3. bExplanations of H-phrases: H225 Highly flammable liquid and vapor, H226 Flammable liquid and vapor, H304 May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways, H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage (skin corrosive), H315 Causes skin irritation, H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction, H318 Causes serious eye damage, H319 Causes serious eye irritation, H341 Suspected of causing genetic defects, H351 Suspected of causing cancer, H360 May damage fertility or the unborn child, H373 May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure, H400 Very toxic to aquatic life, H410 Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects, H411 Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects, H412 Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects