About the brand: BioNaza Cosmetics Inc.
BioNaza Cosmetics indicates that 3 of their products contain 0.18%-0.26% formaldehyde and one product, Diamond, is formaldehyde free. Public tests results of the formaldehyde content of these products were not found.
Products by BioNaza Cosmetics Inc.
|Product||Formaldehyde testing results||Injuries: Number of consumers that filed reports with the federal government||Product recalls|
Since 2009, health and consumer product agencies in 6 countries have announced recalls of hair straighteners with high amounts of formaldehyde.
WHAT THE COMPANY SAYS ABOUT HOW THEIR PRODUCT WORKS
The BioNaza Premiere Brazilian Keratin Treatment is a revolutionary hair re-constructor and volume reducing treatment that eliminates frizzy hair, leaving it straight or wavy, healthy and shinny for up to three months. It works on all hair types, differing only on the method of application. Considering the way it works, we could call it a "Deep Leave-In Conditioner" in which the major ingredient is keratin extracted from the human hair. Today you can return to natural activity the same day the treatment is applied - highlight, color, swim, go to the beach, shampoo and condition without being afraid of losing the effect of the Premiere Brazilian Keratin System treatment. [link]
AVAILABLE FOR DIRECT PURCHASE BY CONSUMERS?
A loophole in federal labeling law allows companies to sell "professional use" products without the ingredient label required on all other personal care products, so the use of formaldehyde can be hidden. Nearly all of the hair straightening products surveyed by EWG are marketed for professional use only. Despite these claims, EWG found that consumers can easily purchase "professional use" products through online retailers. Retailers identified for BioNaza Cosmetics Inc. products are listed below:
|ChocoHair||Amazon 4 sellers (not Amazon)|
|Diamond||Amazon 3 sellers (not Amazon)|
|KeraHair||Amazon 3 sellers (not Amazon)|
|KeraVino||Amazon 4 sellers (not Amazon)|
BioNaza Cosmetics Inc. - ChocoHair
"ChocoHair - reconstructs hair leaving the hair shaft smooth and eliminating frizz. Natures finest ingredients such as Cocoa, Acai Berry, Aloe Vera, Vitamins D, C, E restore damaged hair back to its original healthy condition. This deep leave in conditioner contains Human Hair Keratin giving incredible shine."
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BioNaza Cosmetics Inc. - Diamond
"Diamond Keratin - has a high concentration of Human Hair Keratin, amino acids, powerful antioxidants and emollient natural collagen. This will result in protecting the hair against all the natural elements leaving hair with body, shine, and extra volume."
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Retailers: 324.95 from Amazon 3 sellers (not Amazon)
BioNaza Cosmetics Inc. - KeraHair
"Kerahair - is a revolutionary hair reconstructor with powerful antioxidants and human hair keratin, which leaves the hair shaft smooth. Kerahair has ingredients such as Aloe-Vera, Acai Berry, Passion Fruit, giving curl reduction and UV ray protection. No processing time is required and can be washed the same day of application leaving the hair straight or wavy."
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BioNaza Cosmetics Inc. - KeraVino
"KeraVino - reconstructs, repairs, moisturizes and protects damaged hair. KeraVino eliminates frizz, reduces volume, leaves hair straight and repairs damage from the environment. Natural ingredients from Serengueira tree, natural collagen and Grape antioxidants, Aloe Vera acts as a healing agent and gives UV ray protection."
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BioNaza Cosmetics. 2011. Frequently Asked Questions. Available: http://www.bionaza.com/faqs_stop.php Accessed: 2/18/2011
ACCC 2010. Australian Competition & Consumer Commission. Product Safety Recalls. Available at: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/952834 Accessed: 1/6/2011.
AFSSAPS 2010. French Agency for the Safety of Health Products. Notice of the French Agency for Safety of Health Products concerning the health risks of exposure to formaldehyde in some smoothing hair cosmetics.” Available: http://bit.ly/fDLJF2 Accessed: 1/6/2011.
Anonymous 2010. Analytical report. Columbia Analytical Services. 3/25/2010-10/1/2010. Available: http://nadinejolie.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Formaldehyde_Brazilian_Reports.pdf. Accessed: 1/7/2010.
Fisher M 2007. Scared Strait Warning: A hot new hair-straightening treatment from Brazil could be a health hazard. But that hasn’t stopped people from performing it. Allure. Available: http://www.allure.com/magazine/2007/10/scared_straight Accessed: 1/6/2011.
Health Canada 2010A. Brazilian Blowout Solution Contains Formaldehyde. 10/7/2010. Available: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/_2010/2010_167-eng.php Accessed: 1/6/2011.
Health Canada 2010B. Brazilian Blowout Solution Contains Formaldehyde: Update. 10/26/2010. Available: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/_2010/2010_182-eng.php Accessed: 1/6/2011.
Health Canada 2010C. Several Professional Hair Smoothing Solutions Contain Formaldehyde. 12/10/2010. Available: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/_2010/2010_222-eng.php Accessed: 1/6/2011.
IMB 2010A. Concerns Relating to use of Certain Hair Straightening Products – Update. 11/29/2010. Available: http://bit.ly/hHJtRn Accessed: 1/6/2011.
IMB 2010B. Irish Medicines Board, Concerns relating to the use of certain Hair Straigtening Products. 12/23/2010. Available: http://www.imb.ie/EN/News/Concerns-relating-to-the-use-of-certain-Hair-Straightening-Products-.aspx?page=1&year=0&categoryid
Irish NCA 2010. ‘Marcia Teixeira’ hair products withdrawn. 6/14/2010. Available: http://www.consumerconnect.ie/eng/News_+_Research/Product_Recalls/marcia-teixeira-hair-products.html Accessed: 1/7/2011.
OREGON OSHA 2010A. OHSU Toxicology Center Issues Public Alerts About the Ingredients of a Popular Hair Salon Treatment. 9/30/2010. Available: http://www.Oregon OSHA.org/admin/newsrelease/2010/nr2010_24.pdf Accessed: Accessed: 1/7/2011.
Oregon OSHA 2010B “Keratin-Based” Hair Smoothing Products And the Presence of Formladehyde. October 29,2010. Available: http://www.orosha.org/pdf/Final_Hair_Smoothing_Report.pdf Accessed: 1/7/2011.
PBA 2007. Professional Beauty Association testing results. FDA Freedom of Information Act request F10-8327. Received 12/3/2010.
RAPEX 2010. European Union Rapid Alert System for non-food consumer products. Available at: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/safety/rapex/index_en.htm. Accessed: 1/6/2011.