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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
OCTINOXATE1 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
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE5 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BHT1 productsCancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)5 productsCancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)1 productsCancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE7 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
EMULSIFYING WAX1 productsMiscellaneous
Data: Limited
SD ALCOHOL 40A1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
LACTIC ACID1 productsCancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE2 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOL8 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SALICYLIC ACID2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCOLIC ACID1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATE-601 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-803 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
AMMONIUM LAURETH SULFATE1 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATE2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SORBIC ACID1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE1 productsCancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE1 productsCancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) EXTRACT2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-81 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DEA-CETYL PHOSPHATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
LAURAMIDE DEA1 productsContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE5 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE1 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ ZINC FERMENT1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: None
CETRIMONIUM BROMIDE1 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE2 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDE4 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE1 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: None
SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) OIL2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
OLETH-101 productsData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED RICE BRAN PROTEIN1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
Data: Limited
CYCLOMETHICONE1 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
CASTOR OIL1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTA2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ IRON FERMENT1 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: None
SILICA, AMORPHOUS1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT3 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CHLORPHENESIN1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
TROMETHAMINE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
VEGETABLE FATTY ACID1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) OIL2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
BENTONITE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACID7 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN OIL1 productsContamination concerns (PESTICIDES), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) OIL1 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) OIL2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
TRIDECYL TRIMELLITATE1 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL5 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE5 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
PANTHENOL1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PARAFFIN1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOL5 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL4 productsEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOL2 productsEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
BUTYL STEARATE1 productsData gaps, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN5 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PROPANEDIOL2 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
HEXYLENE GLYCOL2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROL4 productsCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ COPPER FERMENT1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: None
STEARIC ACID3 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCA1 productsContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT1 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL3 productsData gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ACER SACCHARUM (SUGAR MAPLE) EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ANANAS SATIVUS (PINEAPPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ANGELICA SINENSIS (DONG QUAI) EXTRACT6 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ANGELICA SINENSIS (DONG QUAI) ROOT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA) FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER)1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT6 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
COCOYL GLUCOSIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DECYL GLUCOSIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLUCOSE OXIDASE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
LAURYL GLUCOSIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN)3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE (WATERCRESS) EXTRACT7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OXIDO REDUCTASES1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT4 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (ROSE GERANIUM) OIL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYGONUM MULTIFLORUM (HE SHOU WU) ROOT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SCLEROTIUM GUM1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM CARBOXYMETHYL BETAGLUCAN2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETEARYL WHEAT STRAW GLYCOSIDES1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CORNUS OFFICINALIS FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POLYACRYLATE-11 productsNone Identified
Data: None
RHUS GLABRA (SUMAC) EXTRACT7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
RUBUS CHINGII FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CANARIUM COMMUNE (ELEMI) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROXYPROPYL SULFONATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
OLIVE GLYCERIDES1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ZIZYPHUS EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OZOKERITE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ MAGNESIUM FERMENT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
GLUCOSE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERIN7 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL POLYMETHACRYLATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA PROTEIN1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
LACTOPEROXIDASE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/ DICAPRATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PUMICE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) OIL4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITOL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
TRIDECYL STEARATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
VEGETABLE OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUM1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ALLANTOIN4 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMER2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CETYL ESTERS1 productsData gaps
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE SE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ SILICON FERMENT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM EDTA1 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) OIL1 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT1 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTA6 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
SODIUM CHLORIDE1 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER15 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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EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer