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BioElements

Health Concerns of Ingredients:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredients Used by BioElements

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)2 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OXYBENZONE5 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)1 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Good
OCTINOXATE3 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINE1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
HOMOSALATE4 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTISALATE5 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOL5 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-801 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PEG-100 STEARATE1 productsData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
STEARETH-22 productsData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATE2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE1 productsCancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE3 productsCancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CITRUS RETICULATA LEAF OIL3 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
STEARETH-212 productsEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE3 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL3 productsEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, OXAZOLIDINE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OCTOCRYLENE5 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDE1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTA1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
CHLORPHENESIN2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERIN3 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACID2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
AVOBENZONE5 productsCancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ANGELICA SINENSIS (DONG QUAI) EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE (WATERCRESS) EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PHOSPHOLIPIDS2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
RHUS GLABRA (SUMAC) EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
TETRASODIUM GLUTAMATE DIACETATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) FLOWER OIL3 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CETYL DIMETHICONE2 productsData gaps
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE3 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE3 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) OIL1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) OIL3 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) OIL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITOL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ALLANTOIN1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CARBOMER3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CETYL ALCOHOL3 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCOL DISTEARATE1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOL2 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL3 productsEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOL1 productsEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTA2 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACID2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT1 productsData gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ISOHEXADECANE1 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE POWDER2 productsData gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATER5 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust

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



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