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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)10 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
GLYCERYL BEHENATE2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATE75 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ZINC OXIDE3 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATES6 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATE63 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL1 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
CASTOR OIL12 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUS1 productsNone Identified
Data: Good
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) LEAF OIL5 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ALLYL CAPROATE35 productsUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERIN73 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
HEXYL SALICYLATE11 productsUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ALLYL HEPTANOATE4 productsUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
CITRIC ACID79 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT16 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CASTORYL MALEATE4 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT20 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DICAPRYLYL ETHER48 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM COCO-GLUCOSIDE CITRATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DISTEAROYLETHYL HYDROXYETHYLMONIUM METHOSULFATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX9 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED JOJOBA PROTEIN2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROLYZED QUINOA2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
LYSOLECITHIN3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
METHLYDIHYDROJASMONATE17 productsNone Identified
Data: None
MORINGA PTERYGOSPERMA (MORINGA OLEIFERA) SEED EXTRACT46 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE (WATERCRESS) EXTRACT29 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYGLYCERIN-39 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PULLULAN3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT9 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SCLEROTIUM GUM3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SUCROSE LAURATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TROPAEOLUM MAJUS (NASTURTIUM) EXTRACT29 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
VACCINIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (BLUEBERRY) EXTRACT18 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
VEGETABLE GLYCERIN36 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) LEAF EXTRACT3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
WHITE TEA LEAF EXTRACT5 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ACACIA DECURRENS FLOWER WAX9 productsNone Identified
Data: None
BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-17 productsNone Identified
Data: None
C15-23 ALKANE3 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
PROPANEDIOL DICAPRYLATE5 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL11 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL OIL5 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT9 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
COCOGLYCERIDES4 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERS9 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCO-SULFATE39 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM COCOAMPHOACETATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITAN OLIVATE18 productsNone Identified
Data: None
STEARYL CITRATE8 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN3 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
1-DODECANOL5 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL FLOUR30 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES6 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: None
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE44 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL23 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
GAMMA-DECALACTONE7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLUCOSE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HEDIONE4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
INULIN16 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MALTODEXTRIN50 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHOL2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
MENTHYL LACTATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PENTADECALACTONE18 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID9 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM GLUCONATE9 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SUCROSE DISTEARATE4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SUCROSE STEARATE4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUM44 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
3-HEXENOL12 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GAMMA-UNDECALACTONE15 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GERANYL ACETATE21 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
METHYLBENZYL ACETATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
P-ANISIC ACID18 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SODIUM LEVULINATE34 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TAPIOCA STARCH28 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
VANILLIN17 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
IONONE6 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DIMETHYLHEPTENAL5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ETHYL 2-METHYLBUTYRATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
cis-3-HEXENYL ACETATE7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HEXYL ACETATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
gamma-OCTALACTONE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)43 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CANOLA OIL3 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL6 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL24 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE46 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE SE3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL5 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
LINALYL ACETATE22 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL15 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOL12 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL12 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SALIX NIGRA (BLACK WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT3 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: Limited
SODIUM CITRATE5 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIETHYL CITRATE36 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL18 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) GUM18 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE4 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL OLEATE46 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
OCTYLDODECANOL13 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOL30 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BISABOLOL3 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN6 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TRIBEHENIN6 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
RASPBERRY KETONE27 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PROPANEDIOL1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
ETHYL ACETATE11 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
CARRAGEENAN1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
DECANAL7 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
LEVULINIC ACID34 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE9 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE11 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CETEARYL OLIVATE18 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATE14 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
COCO-GLUCOSIDE51 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
DECYL GLUCOSIDE19 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
LAURYL GLUCOSIDE8 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE7 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) LEAF EXTRACT3 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-2 STEARATE4 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-3 DICITRATE/STEARATE2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE2 productsUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE4 productsUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
ISOAMYL LAURATE8 productsUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE34 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CELLULOSE1 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
PINICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM CHLORIDE26 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER108 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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