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Bio Spectra

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

Ingredients Used by Bio Spectra

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade < 100nm)3 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)3 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
GLYCERYL BEHENATE1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATE41 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATES3 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: None
SODIUM BENZOATE30 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
CASTOR OIL8 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Fair
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) LEAF OIL5 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ALLYL CAPROATE16 productsUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERIN23 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
HEXYL SALICYLATE11 productsUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ALLYL HEPTANOATE2 productsUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
CITRIC ACID37 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
CASTORYL MALEATE4 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DICAPRYLYL ETHER26 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM COCO-GLUCOSIDE CITRATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DISTEAROYLETHYL HYDROXYETHYLMONIUM METHOSULFATE7 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED JOJOBA PROTEIN3 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROLYZED QUINOA3 productsNone Identified
Data: None
LYSOLECITHIN2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
METHLYDIHYDROJASMONATE15 productsNone Identified
Data: None
MORINGA PTERYGOSPERMA (MORINGA OLEIFERA) SEED EXTRACT27 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE (WATERCRESS) EXTRACT27 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYGLYCERIN-32 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PULLULAN2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT8 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SCLEROTIUM GUM2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SUCROSE LAURATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TETRASODIUM IMINODISUCCINATE3 productsNone Identified
Data: None
TROPAEOLUM MAJUS (NASTURTIUM) EXTRACT27 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
VEGETABLE GLYCERIN34 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
WHITE TEA LEAF EXTRACT5 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ACACIA DECURRENS FLOWER WAX2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-16 productsNone Identified
Data: None
C15-23 ALKANE3 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) LEAF EXTRACT3 productsNone Identified
Data: None
MAGNOLIA OFFICINALIS BARK EXTRACT4 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POPULUS TREMULOIDES BARK EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA LEAF EXTRACT4 productsNone Identified
Data: None
EMPETRUM NIGRUM FRUIT JUICE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE3 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROGENATED SOY POLYGLYCERIDES3 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POLYGLYCERYL-3 DICITRATE/STEARATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL OIL5 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT6 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED RICE PROTEIN2 productsContamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERS2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCO-SULFATE18 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM COCOAMPHOACETATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITAN OLIVATE15 productsNone Identified
Data: None
STEARYL CITRATE8 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN3 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
1-DODECANOL6 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL FLOUR17 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE31 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL13 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ETHYLENE BRASSYLATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLUCOSE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL9 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HEDIONE8 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
INULIN7 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MALTODEXTRIN29 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHOL1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
MENTHYL LACTATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PENTADECALACTONE12 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID3 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM GLUCONATE3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUM22 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
3-HEXENOL11 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GERANYL ACETATE5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM LEVULINATE15 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TAPIOCA STARCH9 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
VANILLIN5 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
IONONE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DIMETHYLHEPTENAL5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ETHYL 2-METHYLBUTYRATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)29 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CANOLA OIL3 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL10 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE20 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL5 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
LINALYL ACETATE3 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
NIACINAMIDE3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL7 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOL8 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SALIX NIGRA (BLACK WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT3 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: Limited
SODIUM CITRATE5 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
TRIETHYL CITRATE18 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL10 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH5 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM3 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL OLEATE20 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
OCTYLDODECANOL11 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOL25 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
TRIBEHENIN4 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
RASPBERRY KETONE21 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PROPANEDIOL1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
ETHYL ACETATE6 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
CARRAGEENAN1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
DECANAL6 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
LEVULINIC ACID15 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE10 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CETEARYL OLIVATE15 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATE3 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
COCO-GLUCOSIDE25 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
DECYL GLUCOSIDE17 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
LAURYL GLUCOSIDE8 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE7 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE3 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE1 productsUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE14 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL1 productsUse restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
CELLULOSE1 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDE6 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER57 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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