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Biossance

Made by:
Amyris, Inc.
Health Concerns of Ingredients:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredients Used by Biossance

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
GERANIOL2 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)1 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
LIMONENE2 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Good
CITRONELLOL2 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
LINALOOL2 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)1 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
LACTIC ACID2 productsUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
SODIUM HYDROXIDE4 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOL6 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
ZINC CHLORIDE1 productsOccupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
GLYCOLIC ACID1 productsUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
LECITHIN2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
POTASSIUM SORBATE2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE3 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE2 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATE1 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
ACACIA SENEGAL GUM3 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL2 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
SILICA, AMORPHOUS2 productsNone Identified
Data: Good
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ETHYL LAUROYL ARGINATE HCL2 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
GLYCERIN8 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMER1 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: None
CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL OIL1 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACID6 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) OIL1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ACER SACCHARUM (SUGAR MAPLE) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE/ VP COPOLYMER3 productsNone Identified
Data: None
BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA (BAMBOO) STEM EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
C13-15 ALKANE4 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ENTEROMORPHA COMPRESSA (LINNAEUS) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) STEROLS1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
LYCOPENE2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
MORINGA PTERYGOSPERMA (MORINGA OLEIFERA) SEED EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE)1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (ROSE GERANIUM) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PHOSPHOLIPIDS1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYGLYCERIN-31 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY)1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM CAPROYL LACTYLATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SUCROSE COCOATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
THERMUS THERMOPHILLUS FERMENT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIETHYLHEXANOIN1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SKIN EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-11 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL CITRATE/LACTATE/LINOLEATE/OLEATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL OLEATE CITRATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERYL UNDECYLENATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ILLITE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
KOU-CHA EKISU1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
LACTOCOCCUS FERMENT LYSATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
LYCIUM CHINENSE FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ROSA MOSCHATA (MUSK ROSE) SEED OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM PHYTATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TETRASODIUM GLUTAMATE DIACETATE3 productsNone Identified
Data: None
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE-82 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURYLGLUCOSIDES HYDROXYPROPYLSULFONATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ACETYL TETRAPEPTIDE-52 productsNone Identified
Data: None
Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
LEPIDIUM SATIVUM (Garden Cress) SPROUT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
BENZYLIDENE DIMETHOXYDIMETHYLINDANONE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-61 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DIHEPTYL SUCCINATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CAPRYLOYL GLYCERIN/SEBACIC ACID COPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROXYACETOPHENONE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
1,2-HEXANEDIOL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CETYL DIMETHICONE1 productsData gaps
Data: Limited
CETYL HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERS1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MONTMORILLONITE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PENTYLENE GLYCOL4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE7 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CARAMEL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
KAOLIN1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) OIL1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
LINOLEIC ACID1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
LYSINE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OIL1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TARTARIC ACID1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUM2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PISTACIA LENTISCUS (MASTIC) GUM1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
TAPIOCA STARCH1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ALLANTOIN3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
BEHENYL ALCOHOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMER2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL1 productsData gaps
Data: Limited
NIACINAMIDE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOL3 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM CITRATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYALURONATE5 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SQUALANE12 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIETHYL CITRATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE3 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL2 productsEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOL2 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BISABOLOL3 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN3 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HEXYLENE GLYCOL1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
KAOLIN, CALCINED1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CAFFEINE2 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Good
TOCOPHEROL6 productsCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE1 productsOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
POLYGLYCERYL-10 LAURATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-2 CAPRATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-3 CAPRATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) FLOWER EXTRACT1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-2 SESQUIOLEATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-4 COCOATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE2 productsUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-10 DECAOLEATE2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
STEARYL GLYCYRRHETINATE1 productsUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: None
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN EXTRACT2 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
Data: Fair
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER OIL1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM CHLORIDE3 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER8 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust

* Product counts only include current formulations sold by this brand. The brand may have other discontinued formulations that use this ingredient. Clicking on the link "X products" will identify all product formulations by this brand that have used the ingredient.



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